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Man Tries to Lure Boy Into Car Near Middle School in New Jersey: Police

Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried to lure a boy walking to school into his car in New Jersey Friday morning.

Scotch Plains police say the man drove up to the Park Middle School student in a black car and told him to "hop in the car."

The boy refused and went home to tell his parents. 

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood superintendent sent out a letter warning parents about the incident, and asking parents to talk to their kids in case they find themselves in a similar situation.

They are advising that the students don’t talk to strangers, walk in groups, wait at the school for rides and to tell someone if a stranger approaches them.

"I’m so impressed with the kid and his parent. I don’t know if I would be that calm," said Leslie Tedesco, a Park Middle School parent.

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