Frontier Middle School

Students wait for their rides home outside Frontier Middle School in 2014 in Casper.

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A suspicious person followed a student walking to the Casper Classical Academy and Frontier Middle School campus on Thursday morning, according to a school district news release.

After receiving the report, the Natrona County School District informed the Casper Police Department, the release states.

Casper police Detective John Hatcher said the person deemed suspicious was in a vehicle, but he did not immediately have a description of the vehicle to provide to the public.

Police increased their presence in the area.

No students were injured during the incident, said district spokeswoman Tanya Southerland.

Police do not believe any criminal activity took place in relation to the incident, Hatcher said. He also said the suspicious person did not make contact with the child.

The suspicious person was not found, Hatcher said Thursday afternoon.

The school district did not have specific identifying information about the suspicious person, according to the news release.

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Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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