Police say an incident that occurred Friday morning caused some undo alarm among Moorpark High School students and their parents through the school day.
Two males in a silver GMC truck stopped to ask two female high school students if they wanted to go smoke some marijuana with them, according to Sgt. Jeff Hill of the Moorpark Police Department. The girls told the school principal, who in turn, contacted the police department to report the incident, he said.
That, Hill said, was the extent of the incident. Through the course of the day, however, rumors of the incident spread and Hill began receiving phone calls from concerned parents who had heard about the incident, which, by the end of the school day, had turned into an attempted kidnapping. The incident, he said, was not a kidnapping attempt.
Hill did say residents should always be keep their eyes out for any suspicious activity and went on to praise the girls involved.
"They did exactly what they were supposed to do. The told the principal and the principal contacted us," Hill said.