SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Peruvian Park Elementary is on high alert one day after a student says a man tried to stuff her into his van.
Bailey Linville who is nine-years-old says a man grabbed her arm twice Thursday morning around 8:00 a.m., but she fought him off and got away.
Parents on guard after learning about the reported attempted abduction. The Unified Police Department scheduled about ten cars to patrol the school and surrounding streets Friday morning.
"It's very unsettling. Very unsettling," said Tami Sepull who was dropping off her child.
Parents are taking extra care to drop their children off to school safely.
"I didn't see a whole lot of kids walking today-- a lot of parents driving their kids to school," said Baily's step-father, Roman Jacklin.
Linville says she's thankful to see the extra patrol cars in the area. "I can see that they're watching and looking around. I think I feel a lot safer for me and all of my friends in school," Linville said.
She says she's doing better the day after the reported attempted abduction.
parents and police are taking her seriously stepping up precautions.
"I will walk him in now yes. I will make sure he gets into the school building before I leave," said Sepull.
Earlier this morning Unified Police knocked on doors especially where this little girl say a man tried to grab her they're warning parents what to look out for but also getting more information about what they might have seen yesterday.