Alleged Luring Attempt of Par High Student Reported

District warns parents to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity.

The Parsippany-Troy Hills school district is reporting an attempted luring incident Wednesday involving a Parsippany High School student.

A notice was sent to parents Thursday, saying a Par High student reported being offered a ride home after school on Wednesday by an unknown man driving a luxury vehicle. The student described the man as between 40 to 50 years old, with black slicked-back hair and a receding hairline, the alert read. The student said the man spoke with a foreign accent and was wearing a black suit and tie with a white shirt, the alert said.

According to a district statement, the student refused the ride and the man drove out of the area.

"Keeping our children safe is always of paramount importance," the statement said. "We urge you to be vigilant in making your children wary of strangers. Please let them know to tell an adult immediately if an incident occurs and to try to get a license number if at all possible."

The district notice advised parents that children should immediately tell what happened to a responsible adult, who should contact Parsippany Police at 973-263-4300.

Par4theCourse October 26, 2012 at 05:31 PM
It's actually a good thing these types of warnings go out but don't be so hard on Chris P. I'm thinking it was more of a car livery driver asking for info. Luxury car (town car), suit and tie (standard attire for a driver), and sorry if this offends but many do talk with an accent.
Resident October 26, 2012 at 09:53 PM
So Mr. Mayor you still want a regular police officer doing dispatch rather than hiring regular dipatchers. That's some common sense you have there.....
steve revette October 28, 2012 at 04:09 AM
It's sad the world that we live in. You can definitely tell times have changed. How many of you 20 years ago would have let your kids play outside. Walk to a friends house. Not have to worry about your child every minute and you could tell them to be home just before dark. I don't even think I'd want my highschool kid walking home to or from school unless They're with atleast two other friends. It really is a shame.
kathy banks October 31, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I agree that teachers students and parents as well would benefit from periodically given crime seminars revolving around crime prevention concerning abductions and handling criminal situations involving school break-ins.
Natalie Davis October 31, 2012 at 02:12 AM
To alleviate confusion, given the name change employed so that Chris P.'s posts now are attributed to Clyde, you all should know that Chris P. Bacon is Clyde Donovan is Bobby Cousins.


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