This incident has justifiably caused much concern for parents in that area and throughout the community. Waterloo Police have now identified the driver of the car as a staff member at Hoover Middle School and have determined that there was no criminal intent involved. The driver initially thought the student was a Hoover Middle School student, who the staff member knew, and due to the fact that it was raining at the time, offered her a ride home. The driver realized his mistake when the girl turned to decline his offer, and at that point he continued on his way.
The staff member came forward on his own after seeing reports of the suspicious activity and realizing the reports were likely referring to him.
The Waterloo Police Department considers this case closed.
Captain John Beckman
Waterloo Police Department