LAKE VILLA, Ill. (WBBM/CBS) — North suburban police are keeping an eye out for a white van that has triggered warnings to parents of school-age children.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, letters were sent home to parents Wednesday in Lake Villa School District 41, warning of a white van that has been seen near multiple school bus stops in the area.

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The letter by District Supt. John Van Pelt offered no further details on the van, other than that its driver was a white male. The letter says school bus company Durham Transportation is taking precautions, and the Lake County Sheriff’s police are stepping up patrols.

Police tell the Lake County News-Sun that the driver of the van kidnapped an 18-year-old female student at the College of Lake County Tuesday evening at the Grayslake campus, but let her go after threatening her.

“Please speak to your children about staying away from strangers and report any suspicious activity to 911,” the letter to parents says.

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