POTENTIAL PERVERT PUTS WINFIELD SCHOOLS ON HIGH ALERT

A report of a suspicious man near a playground put Winfield schools on alert. The so-far unknown man approached children Monday afternoon on the playground at Country View Elementary School. School officials say it was around 3 p.m. Monday, when a white male wearing a hat, sunglasses and shorts, driving a black, four-door Ford F-150 pickup with a dog inside, pulled into the parking lot at Country View Elementary… stopped and got out… and stood in an area near students. A staff member approached the man, who said he was “just checking on some things.” They say he then got back in his truck and drove over to where some kids were playing… and then tried to talk to them as he sat in his truck. The students became suspicious and told an adult. The truck then left… heading south. Staff today, continues to be under heightened alert . Anyone who sees a man or vehicle matching the description listed should call the Cowley County Sheriff’s Department or the Winfield Police Department.