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LCSO Investigating Suspicious Incident at Kate Sullivan Elementary

Update 10:52 p.m. May 14, 2012

"It's very concerning," said Kelley DesMarais.

Kelley DesMarais picks up her daughter, Ava, from Kate Sullivan Elementary every day. Hundreds of parents do the same on Miccosukee Road.

On Thursday a stranger tried to do that as well. He approached a child telling her, her mother wanted him to pick her up. When another parent approached the area, the man left.

It takes a good 30 minutes for Miccosukee road to clear of all the teachers, students and parents and it's easy to see how one person could blend in.

Parents were notified via email over the weekend about the incident.
A description of the man can be found below in the press release.

"You know we haven't had too many incidents here but we have heard of certain things that have happened," said parent Alan Dullivan. "I think as long as you're careful they do a good job of keeping care of everything."

"I've always felt safe. That's never been an issue for me and my family," added DesMarais.

Anyone with information on the suspect or incident is asked to call the number below.

May 14, 2012 -

School Resource Deputies are investigating a suspicious incident which occurred at Kate Sullivan Elementary School, located at 927 Miccosukee Road. On Friday May 11, 2012, a Kate Sullivan Elementary School faculty member became aware that on Thursday May 10, 2012, at approximately 2:55p.m., an unknown male approached a third grade student while she was waiting in front of the school for her mother to pick her up. This information was reported to the School Resource Deputy who began an investigation. The student reported the unknown male subject stated to her “your mother sent me to pick you up”. At this point, an unknown parent approached the child and the unknown male left the area. There are no other known witnesses to this incident. The subject is described as a black male in his thirties, approximately 5’5”, 140lbs, thin build with a mustache and goatee, wearing black pants, black shirt and a black hoodie.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information about this suspicious incident is asked to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputy Unit at (850) 922-3300.


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