New details on an attempted child luring and indecent exposure in the Las Vegas valley was released Wednesday. 8 News NOW has learned the incidents took place at the locations listed below:
- Carey and Lincoln in the northeast valley
- West Emmons Avenue near Lake Mead in North Las Vegas
- Meranto Avenue in southwest Las Vegas
- Buffalo and Twain near Spring Valley High School
Authorities released a sketch of the alleged suspect Tuesday after a student reported that a man who looks similar to the sketch exposed himself to her in the back parking lot of the school.
A letter warning parents and students of the incident was sent to parents and guardians on March 1. It stated that the safety of their students is their number one priority.
However, many parents still have some concerns.
‘It’s pretty crazy just to know that it was here at my daughter’s school,” said Angelina Metzalf, parent.
“I hope they catch this guy, these kind of persons for the safety of our kids,” said Reynaldo Corpuz, parent.
“Seeing this kind of stuff — it kind of makes me scared, so I’m always looking around making sure I don’t get into trouble,” said Joseph Corpuz, student.
“It does upset being that in this day and age we still have to worry about the candy man coming out and trying to offer candy to our children,” said Sal Cammareri, a parent.
Cammareri’s son attends Spring Valley High. He says it’s important for parents to get more involved when situations like these arise.
“In my neighborhood, we have an app that’s a neighborhood app that we all kind of are made aware of what’s going on in our neighborhood, and if we see something we put it out; we email each other,” said Cammareri.
Cammareri says the more parents and law enforcement are aware of what’s happening, the better we can work together.
“Always be vigilant aware and don’t be afraid to ask questions of somebody that you don’t feel fits in your neighborhood or in your school or doesn’t belong,” said Cammareri.
Metzalf says she’s glad the school is taking action, but hopes for more security and safety training at schools.
“The more we teach the kids to defend themselves, to stay away, not be too friendly, keep that door a little shut; I think that’s the best,” said Metzalf.
Metro Police have a message for children who walk to school. They say it’s important to walk in pairs and never enter accept a ride from a stranger.