According to notices on the school e-tree, there have been at least two recent sightings of a man taking photos of students.
Anyone who has information about the incidents or sees any recurrence is asked to contact the school office or Albany police.
An e-tree message titled "Marin Community Alert" from Principal Alexia Ritchie on Thursday afternoon said:
Dear Marin Community,
Please note the following details regarding the sighting of a man taking pictures of students at Marin:
- Seen on Curtis street with a tripod and camera
- Asian male, 30-40 years of age.
- Dark hair, black jacket with red piping
- Time of reported sighting was between 1:30 and 2:00pm
Albany PD has opened case number 13-1682 on this individual. Please do not hesitate to contact them directly (525-7300) or our Marin office (558-4700) for more information or to report any other observations. Thank you in advance for your support and community awareness.
A e-tree message the day before, Wednesday, reported a second sighting, saying:
MARIN COMMUNITY ALERT - 2nd siting: At 1:55 yesterday, another 4th grade student saw a man taking pictures through the fence on Curtis. A second police report has been filed with Albany Police Department. Please let me know if you observe any suspicious activity related to this incident.