The Adams County Sheriff's Office is urging caution after a still unidentified man approached Central Elementary students in Paloma Tuesday.
Adams County Chief Deputy Fred Kientzle said a man in a truck stopped and asked a group of children for directions. Kientzle stressed that the man didn't ask the students to get in his vehicle.
The sheriff's department stepped up patrols Thursday as a precautionary measure.
Kientzle said the incident took on a life on its own through social media outlets like Twitter, but said that the incident is a good reminder that school is back in session and that students and parents should be mindful.
Parents in the Camp Point Central School District received robo-calls from the district about the incident.
"There's not such thing as being 'overly paranoid,'" Kientzle said. "I mean, look at the way the world is."