UPDATE: Lt. David O'Dowd of the Montclair Police Department informed TAP into Montclair staff that the attempted luring incident reported to parents by Montclair High School Principal James Earle, may not have been the case. He said that police are looking into whether the incident was a misunderstood traffic dispute.
MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two Montclair High School students reported that a man attempted to lure them over to his vehicle Wednesday morning on their way to school, according to Montclair High School Principal James Earle. Students immediately informed school administration and the Montclair Police Department.
School officials have since released a description of the suspect and his vehicle description.
Principal Earle sent the following email to parents sometime around 11 a.m. informing them of the incident:
"At approximately 9:40 a.m., two students reported that a man driving a light blue Buick Century approached their car on Midland Avenue as they were parking. The man proceeded to gesture for the students to come to his car and he did not move on when the students remained in their location at their car. The man was described as a white male with “white” hair and a chubby face. Montclair Police department was notified and will be patrolling the area throughout the day."