By Jeremy Thomas

PLEASANTON -- Administrators at Fairlands Elementary in Pleasanton have alerted parents to a suspicious incident that occurred near the school.

According to interim Principal Julie Berglin, on Nov. 6 at around 3:10 p.m., a Fairlands student encountered an older woman in a "white or light blue car" outside a school gate along West Las Positas Boulevard. A teenager in the car allegedly offered the boy candy if would get in the vehicle. The car slowed, but didn't stop.

The boy, Berglin said, reported the incident to his mother, who was nearby, and school staff called police. Parents were notified of the incident via an email sent out the following day.

"It appears the comment was made in jest," Berglin said. "But we felt it was important to inform the community so they're aware."

According to Pleasanton police Lt. Jeff Bretzing, officers arrived immediately and searched the area, but didn't find anyone matching the description or the vehicle. Bretzing said there was no criminal activity involved and that police documented the encounter as an incident. There were no other witnesses or reports, however police said they'll continue looking out for the vehicle.

"Certainly we're heightened," Bretzing said. "We have to assume there's some legitimacy to it."

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