Skaha Lake Middle School issued a warning Wednesday, Jan. 20 after a man was seen driving by the school dressed inappropriately. (Mark Brett / Western News file)

Skaha Lake Middle School issued a warning Wednesday, Jan. 20 after a man was seen driving by the school dressed inappropriately. (Mark Brett / Western News file)

Police provide description of ‘inappropriately dressed’ man near South Okanagan middle school

The indecent act took place on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.

Skaha Lake Middle School along with RCMP have issued a warning to parents and the community after a man was seen “dressed inappropriately” near children.

School District 67 administration was made aware of the incident that occurred while students were walking home from school Tuesday (Jan. 19).

According to the warning issued by Skaha Lake Middle School Wednesday evening, it was reported that a man described as dark skinned, heavy set and in his mid-30s, pulled his vehicle in front of a group of students walking home.

He was in his vehicle “inappropriately dressed.” He was driving a red, older model, four-door car with a damaged rear passenger window, according to witness reports. Once the students walked past the vehicle, the man drove away.

Upon receiving the report, Skaha Lake Middle School administration contacted RCMP, who are now investigating the incident.

“We encourage anyone who may recognize this vehicle, or witnessed this incident, to call police,” said Penticton RCMP Cst. James Grandy. “It’s also recommended children stay alert while walking, and stay “unplugged,” leaving gadgets in pocket and backpacks.”

If you witnessed incident, or have any other information, you are asked to call the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

The school encourages families to speak with their children about safety on their commute to and from school. Students are also encouraged to walk home in pairs when possible, be aware of their surroundings when they make their way to or from school, and ensure that they communicate any concerns they may have on their commute to their school administration and parent/guardian.

RCMP encourage families to call 9-1-1 or the RCMP’s non-emergency number at 250-492-4300 to report any suspicious activity.

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