After warning to public, Cass County authorities get more reports of attempted abductions

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Eagle Elementary School shared a warning with families after an attempted child abduction was reported this week.

Officials say it happened after classes ended on Tuesday.

A student told them that an older white man with a bald head and a “bigger belly” was following a group of kids.

They say he was driving a four-door silver or gray car and eventually got out to pursue one of the children after the group separated.

The child was able to make it home safely, according to the school.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office encouraged the school to send the warning to parents.

After that, Lt. Larry Burke said the office received more reports of the same man, in the same car, following children in recent weeks.

“That brought to light some previous possible activity in regard to this, up to about two weeks ago that we had no complaints or knowledge of,” Burke said. 

Officials recommend making sure students always have a buddy or group to walk with.

The school also says you should encourage your children to report any suspicious activity.

Burke said authorities don’t have a suspect identified yet. 

The sheriff’s office is sharing video of a car that matches the description provided and was in the area around the time of the incident.

But authorities are not certain it is the involved vehicle.

Anyone with information about what happened is urged to call the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 402-296-9370.

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