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Police warn Penn-Trafford students of suspicious vehicle

| Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008

A notice went home with Penn-Trafford school district students today concerning a suspicious vehicle that has been spotted following several students as they exit the school bus and walk to their homes.

The notice, signed by Superintendent Deborah Kolonay, said the buses specifically involved are the afternoon runs for No. 5 RED from McCullough Elementary School, No. 35 from Penn Middle School and No. 36 from the high school.

Parents and students reported that on several occasions a dark green, older-model van has been seen following students on Ashbaugh Road. Witnesses reportedly have said the van was occupied by an older man and a younger man with spiked hair.

"Be assured that the school district and the police department are working cooperatively to assure that all of our students are safe and plans are in place to ensure students are monitored closely," the notice read.

First Student, the district's bus company, and the bus drivers have been put on alert. They will monitor the area and watch students as they leave the bus and walk to their homes. In addition, police have indicated they also will monitor the area closely.

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