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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.

Nancy H. October 25, 2012 at 09:01 PM
There seems to be more than that incident I feel. Children are not educated enough to say something all the time. They blow it off. So a suggestion is have Police go to all the schools to inform them of what to look for and what to do. Adults even need to be educated. I have even been approached or followed on North Beverwick. Parsippany Police are more than ready to educate if we only ask them. There is a need for it now than ever.
g October 25, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Nancy H. I second your suggestion. Police can't be all over the place. The only alternative is education but it must be done often. The danger is constant and everywhere. It never lets up.
clyde donovan October 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM
I have a hard time believing this luring attempt happened. It sounds like someone with an active imagination created the bigoted profile of a middled-age greaseball-type.
MortgMan October 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM
@ ChrisBacon - are you kidding with that comment??? Sad!!!
Morgan1 October 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM
What did they describe you?
Angelina October 26, 2012 at 01:00 PM
you are pathetic
Jessica October 26, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Really ChrisBacon? Are you the type of person who also dismisses accusations of rape and child abuse because the person being accused of the crime seems too stereotypical? And bigoted? Why? Because he has an accent? This is New Jersey. There are all kinds of ethnic groups in this state (one of the reasons why I love it) so it's totally believable that a child-lurer would have an accent. Or not have one. Disgusting. I hope you don't have or ever have kids. Something tells me you wouldn't be the most vigilant parent.
g October 26, 2012 at 03:50 PM
The fool: bob cousins went to the doctor. Both his ears were burnt. The doctor exclaimed, "What happened?" bob told the doctor that as he was ironing his shirt, someone called and he picked up the iron instead of the receiver of the phone and stuck it to his ear. When the doctor asked about the other ear, he said, "The son of a bitch called back."
clyde donovan October 26, 2012 at 03:52 PM
The accuser makes it sound like she or he saw one of the Mario Brothers. Remember the girl in Clark, NJ who claimed there were people breaking into her house, as if she was being kidnapped, and nothing happened except that she ran away?
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 (Editor) 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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