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Kenilworth Student Approached by Stranger asking to Give Her a Ride Home, Police Say

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KENILWORTH, NJ – A David Brearley High School student was approached by an unknown man who asked if she wanted a ride home while she was walking home from school this week.

According to Kenilworth police, the driver was a white male with gray hair who was between 30 and 40-years-old. The man approached the student near the Boulevard and Coolidge Drive at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11.

“The Kenilworth Police Department is currently investigating the incident and is continuing their patrols in our schools, community and will continue to be present, especially when our students are coming to and from school,” Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tramaglini wrote in a public letter.

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According to the student, the drive was in a black sedan, possibly a Honda. After she said “no,” the student walked home without incident, according to Kenilworth Police.

“Unfortunately, attempts of luring do occur and as we have asked, please be conscious and vigilant of this issue,” Tramaglini said. “We will continue to reinforce our safety procedures with students in school, especially when they walk home from school. I ask you to regularly highlight what steps you take when unfamiliar people or strangers approach your children.”

The Kenilworth Police Department asks that any similar or suspicious activity be reported to 908-276-100.

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