COLUMBIA, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A possible predator is targeting 14 young girls in South Carolina. The FBI sent out an alert to local law enforcement letting them know of the danger.
Two elementary-age girls received packages at their school in Alabama. The packages contained food, a New Jersey visitor's package, and a letter asking the girls to reply, according to the District Attorney's Office for Covington County.
14 girls in South Carolina are also targeted, according to the South Carolina Attorney General's Office.
More than 50 packages were ordered for girls across Alabama, Virginia, and the Palmetto State.
The FBI sent out a predator alert to all Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Commanders, according to the South Carolina AG's Office.
An FBI spokesperson out of Columbia says he's not aware of any packages that may have been sent to the children targeted in South Carolina. He wouldn't say where they were ordered to arrive.
We asked the Fort Mill, Rock Hill, and York school districts if they have a policy for packages that arrive for students. They all said they do not.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, however, sends everything from flowers to lunches through the front office. If anything looks suspicious, they contact police.
The Covington County District Attorney's Office says the letters inside the packages were signed "Atur Bhuck of Sante Fe, NM.”
The author of the letter says he's a 14-year-old boy who's mentally disabled and a target of bullying. He asks the girls to reply at two email addresses. One of them appears to come from Houston.