Winfield officials investigate possible attempted abduction

2013-03-27T20:32:00Z 2013-03-27T22:46:04Z Winfield officials investigate possible attempted abductionTimes Staff
March 27, 2013 8:32 pm  • 

WINFIELD | Officials are investigating the attempted abduction of a 7-year-old student who was getting off a school bus Monday.

The student was getting off the bus to go home when the alleged incident happened, said Patti Van Til, spokeswoman for the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

Winfield Elementary School issued letters to parents Wednesday about the incident. The letter states the student felt threatened by a stranger in a vehicle and ran home.

The child's parents contacted police about the incident. Van Til said officers made contact with the person in the vehicle Monday.

Van Til said she was unsure if the person said anything to the child or if the child knew the person.

No charges had been filed as of Wednesday night.

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