Law enforcement officials seek information about man taking photos outside high school
law enforcement officials confirmed Friday that they are working with the FBI
Jacksonville Division and state law enforcement partners to locate a man who
was seen taking pictures outside of Umatilla High School at dismissal earlier
this week. The same man was later seen driving past Umatilla Middle School.
administrators questioned Mehmet M. Alkan, 54, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, after his
behavior raised suspicions. Law enforcement officers questioned him as well.
who did not report having any children enrolled at the schools, received a
written trespass warning from the school district. A telephone voice message
was delivered to parents of both Umatilla High School and Umatilla Middle
School on Thursday, and administrators throughout the district were reminded to
stay vigilant and follow the district’s standard security practices.
was not arrested and is not suspected of any specific crime, but law
enforcement authorities are interested in speaking with him further. Anyone
with information is asked to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at
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