MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  This morning, a Seth Boyden School student reported that a man attempted to take his backpack while he was walking to school, according to a statement from Maplewood police.

The student was walking to school on Jacoby St. at about 8:15 a.m. when the attempted backpack theft occurred, stated police.

Maplewood police were contacted and responded, with officers able to locate the subject,, who police identified sa Jordan Jones, age 22, of Irvington.   

After investigation, Jones was taken into custody and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.