“He made some gestures to us and we just got scared,” said freshman cheerleader Cindy Nevarez. “As soon as we saw him, we didn't know what to do.”
“I didn't yell because I thought maybe he would come at us if we yelled or we made any noise,” said Nancy Nevarez, a junior cheerleader.
Eventually, the man left and later one of the girls called 911.
South San Francisco Police were unable to find the man but describe him as a white male, about 40 years old. His height ranges from 5'9” to 5'10'. He's also described as balding, with short brown hair and a pot belly.
Police say the suspect could face an indecent exposure charge.
“Depending on what the actions of the suspect were, if he talked or touched anyone, there's obviously other charges that'd apply to that,” said Cpl. Sean Curmi of South San Francisco Police Department.
The girls spent time after school Tuesday speaking again to police detectives. They are still shaken and all say they want more staff around in the gym.
“It made me realize how anything could happen without supervision,” said Nancy Nevarez. “We didn't have any supervision when it happened.”