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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Neighbors and school officials are taking extra steps to protect children after a report that a man tried to kidnap a 9-year old girl walking home from school yesterday.

Security was tightened around Sherwood Acres Elementary School Wednesay afternoon as students walked home.

A 4th Grader said a man in a red truck yelled at her to get in his truck as she walked home on Forest Glen Drive near Whispering Pines Tuesday.

The girl ran and said the man took off so quickly he struck her book bag as he drove by. She wasn't hurt.

The driver was a white man with short black hair.

Albany Police and Dougherty County School Police increased patrols around the school. The girl's parents say neighbors promised to keep closer watch over children walking home.

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