Clarkstown Police alert public to suspicious person lurking at Highview Elementary

An unknown man in his 40s was reportedly beckoning children at Highview Elementary School in Nanuet yesterday evening, Clarkstown Police Department has alerted the public.

On Monday, May 5 at approximately 5:30 p.m. a school program counselor reported to police that a suspicious male was walking around the Highview Elementary grounds during the “after hours” program for children that participate in the extended day events. The counselor advised the police that the male appeared to be in his 40s, with dark receding hair, wearing a plaid shirt and carrying a neon colored stick or cane.

The counselor told police the man was standing on the sidewalk that runs adjacent to the rear field fence-line of the school and apparently was saying “come here kids.” The male never stepped foot on school property according to the witness, police said. None of the children at the school had any contact with the male and the program counselor stated that the male had left the area before police arrived, police said.

The responding CPD patrol units canvassed the area but were unable to contact the unknown male. The school principal was notified of the incident. This incident does not appear to be related to the prior luring incident in West Nyack, police said.

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