‘Suspicious’ vehicle encounter near Victoria middle school: VicPD

'Suspicious' vehicle encounter near Victoria middle school: VicPD
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Police are commending the decision making of a young student during the encounter

Parents of students at Central Middle School are being warned by Victoria police after a student had an encounter with a potentially suspicious vehicle on their way to school.

Officers were called to the school at 1280 Fort Street after a student reported to their teacher they had encountered the vehicle, according to police. The student said they felt like they were being followed by a white panel van in the Fernwood/North Park area at around 8:45 a.m.

Police say the student changed their route to school and used a footpath that vehicles can’t go on. The student spoke with their teacher once they got to school.

The teacher told the school principal about the incident and now the school community is being warned, according to police.

Police say no one was injured and the driver didn’t talk to the student. They say the student made the best decisions for the scenario.

Police are asking members of the public who have information to call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.

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