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Chappaqua CSD Issues Advisory After 'Misunderstanding' Thought To Be Luring

Chappaqua police said a reported incident of a man offering a student a ride to school was a misunderstanding.
Chappaqua police said a reported incident of a man offering a student a ride to school was a misunderstanding. Photo Credit: Google Maps

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- A day after police announced a reported child luring event was a misunderstanding, the Chappaqua School District is asking parents in a letter and email to remind their children of the dangers of interacting with strangers.

In a message Thursday from Interim Superintendent of School Dan McCann, parent's were told that the vehicle and driver had been identified and the "attempted luring" on Roaring Brook Road appears to have been a misunderstanding.

He also said: "While this particular incident has seemingly come to a close, it is always a good idea to remind your children about the potential dangers of interacting with strangers."

The misunderstanding took place a middle-aged man offered an 11-year-old girl a ride to school on Wednesday morning.

According to police, at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the girl, who was waiting for her school bus, was approached by a man in a black SUV who told her that he thought she missed her bus and offered her a ride to school.

The girl declined the ride and the man sped off. The student reported the event to school officials.

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