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CARLSBAD, Calif. -- School officials warned La Costa-area families Friday about a possible child-abduction attempt that occurred Thursday in the area.

Around 2:25 p.m., a man approached a student walking home alone from La Costa Heights Elementary School on Levante Street and asked if he wanted a ride home, the Encinitas Union School District reported. The student said "no" and ran.

The student told police that the man had a "buzz cut" and was driving a white panel van with tinted windows.

Carlsbad police were notified about the incident around 8:30 pm. by a parent who requested extra patrol around the school, according to the City of Carlsbad.

Police are investigating.