QuickCheck: Was a child kidnapped at a Sabah preschool?

LATE last week, a claim went viral on social media that there was an attempt to kidnap a student at a preschool in Tawau, Sabah. Did this really happen?



According to a police report lodged by a security guard at the preschool, no such attempt took place.

The security guard lodged a police report last Friday (Aug 5) denying the claim after a text message went viral alleging the incident took place at SK Balung.

It was alleged the incident happened at the school on Monday (Aug 1).

Following the viral message, Tawau OCPD Asst Comm Jasmin Hussin said the police took proactive action and held a meeting with the preschool's management as well as the parents and child said to have almost been abducted to find out what actually occurred.

He added the police had been receiving a barrage of queries from the public over the so-called incident.

As a result, he said, the guard subsequently lodged a police report at 3.26pm on Friday.

"He denied there was an attempt to kidnap the child from the preschool as claimed," he said, in a statement late Friday.

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