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Jenison superintendent warns of suspicious van near school

Be on the lookout for a white cargo van with dark windows
Posted at 8:09 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 08:19:14-05

JENISON, Mich. — The superintendent of Jenison Public Schools Tom TenBrink is sending a warning to parents about incident involving a suspicious van.

In a letter sent to parents, TenBrink says a high school student reportedly was temporarily followed by a white cargo style van with darkened windows Thursday morning.

TenBrink says although the driver and or passengers did not approach the student, the district sent a warning out of an abundance of caution.

We're told the school district and Ottawa County Sheriff's Office are investigating the incident and say its similar to a reported incident that happened to Zeeland students earlier this week.

TenBrink says the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is now stepping up its patrol in all areas of Ottawa County until this vehicle and driver are located.

All of the building principals have been notified and will be doing their part to keep our students safe, whether at school or in our neighborhoods.

The transportation director is also communicating with all bus drivers to keep a watchful eye out for any vehicle matching the description provided.

TenBrink says parents should use this opportunity to remind your children they should never willingly go with any stranger at any time for any reason.

You are being asked to contact the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department with tips that could help them locate the driver of this vehicle.