WEST POINT — The Davis County Sheriff’s Office has determined that an incident where a group of boys asked two girls to get into their truck for some candy was a prank.
The boys did not intend to harm the two 10-year-old girls involved, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
The incident occurred on Friday, Dec. 7 at about 12:45 p.m. during a recess break at Lakeside Elementary. The three boys drove by in a truck, slowed down, turned around and pulled over next to a fence, police were first told. The girls ran to the school in fear.
Officers later learned that the truck did not turn around and that one of the boys yelled out to the girls, but did not attempt further contact. The girls were behind a 6-foot school fence at the time.
The boys have since apologized to the school officials and the parents of the girls.
“Our greatest concern was the safety of the children during this case, and the children did exactly what they should have done, in running to safety and telling the school officials,” the sheriff’s office said in the release.
Police are not planning to request that the Davis County Attorney press charges.