A MOTHER is warning parents to be vigilant after a man was seen taking photos of children in a school playground.
Police were called to investigate the incident at Clough Head Junior and Infant School, Bolster Moor, on Friday after lunchtime supervisors spotted the man and raised the alarm.
Children were rushed into the school building and the doors were locked.
The man was seen driving away in a white van bearing what police now believe to be the Fathers 4 Justice logo.
But parent Sarah Addy said: "I am distraught and feel very unsettled.
"The school is on the edge of the moors and only a five- minute drive to the M62.
"He could have had a child in the back of his van and been off.
"It is very frightening."
Mrs Addy, 32, of Honey Head Lane, Honley, said she had checked with all family members and still did not know who the man could have been.
She also criticised the way the school had dealt with the incident, claiming it had failed to inform other parents of the potential threat.
She said: "A lot of children walk home on lonely roads.
"It is appalling. Parents need to be aware there are these sorts of people about."
But headteacher Brian Fawcett assured parents the pupils were not in any danger.
He said: "There was not a single time when the welfare and safety of our children was compromised.
"As soon as I knew there was someone outside the school grounds I asked the lunchtime supervisors to bring in the children calmly and the doors were locked.
"When the children left at 3.30pm a senior teacher was out in the playground and the children were safe as they were dismissed."
He said police had been called to investigate the incident and he had since being advised no further action was needed.
He said: "The police have said it is not an issue we have to deal with or worry about, so as far as I am concerned it has been dealt with."
He said he had been given a telephone number to call in case of future incidents but was satisfied police had investigated the matter.
Police have since traced the registration number of the van to Sussex where inquiries are ongoing.
Martin Cottrell, Yorkshire co-ordinator for the Fathers 4 Justice campaign, said: "This is nothing to do with Fathers 4 Justice and we would not condone any action like that.
"We are helping the police with their inquiries into this incident."