Police: 'Suspicious' person seen near school

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RANTOUL, Ill. (WAND) – Police they’re looking for a suspicious person near where children were walking in Rantoul.

Officers say two children saw a man as they walked on a sidewalk near Pleasant Acres School. They say the man came out from between Harper Drive houses, ran toward the children, then moved away from them into a cornfield.

The children then reported what they saw to school leaders, who told police.

Officers say they searched the area and couldn’t find the man. He was white with a beard and wore a camouflage coat and military boots.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rantoul police at (217)893-0988.

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