BAYONNE, NJ - A report of a suspicious man following two 12-year old students near Walter F. Robinson Community School on Tuesday was resolved after police investigated, officials announced Wednesday.

“It was just a man walking to work,” Bayonne Schools Superintendent John J. Niesz said during an assembly at Bayonne High School.

The Bayonne Police Department increased patrols the school after the two students reported being followed by a suspicious man while they were on their way to school on the morning in question.

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Describing him as a man with earbuds walking to work Niesz said in a follow-up letter to parents and guardians that the person was found by police and there was no further cause for alarm.

“Police have increased patrols by our schools – however there is no cause for alarm – all suspicious activity that has been reported in conjunction with this incident has been resolved,” Niesz said. “As always if you see something say something and please continue to report suspicious activity to our Bayonne Police Department.” 

Niesz thanked the Bayonne Police Department and the school Security Department for a quick response and closure to this situation. 

“The safety and security of our students is our top priority,” he said.

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