The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is looking for two men who allegedly tried to lure a girl into their vehicle Wednesday morning as she walked to Ballou Junior High School in the South Hill area.
Two men in a white minivan tried to pick up the eighth-grader near 58th Avenue East and 128th Street East. When she refused to get in the van, the men reportedly got out and chased her.
She was able to escape and ran to a friend’s home, where she reported the incident.
The Puyallup School District sent an automated message to parents with the information, advising them to review safe-walking tips and “stranger danger” awareness.