Marion County

Marion County deputies release video of van driven by men accused of calling girl at school bus stop

DUNNELLON, Fla. — Newly released video shows a van that is part of a suspicious investigation at a school bus stop in Marion County.

Thursday update:

Marion County Sheriff’s Office released video on Thursday of the van they are looking for after a suspicious incident at a school bus stop on Tuesday.

Original report:

Deputies in Marion County are increasing patrols and looking for more information after suspicious activity near a school bus stop.

Deputies said a 12-year-old girl was called at by two men in a work van at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at a school bus stop near SW 136th Court and SW 114th Place, in Dunnellon.

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After the girl arrived at the stop, two men inside a work van called out to her in an attempt to have her approach the van, deputies said.

Investigators said the girl immediately fled back to the school bus and notified the bus driver, who then contacted law enforcement.

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Deputies said they searched the area but were unable to locate the van of the men described by the girl.

Deputies said they are conducting routine checks of the area to ensure community safety.

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Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Officer at 352-732-9111.

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