Parents on high alert after stranger offers student a ride home

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Champaign – Parents of some students in Champaign are on high alert after police say a stranger offered a student a ride home from school.

 

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon near South Side School. The student told the man he did not want a ride and ran away.

 

Parents of the school were sent notes home, but police say it is unclear if it was a criminal action or a simple act of kindness.

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