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Posted on: April 26, 2021

No Charges To Be Filed Following Incident Near Harrison Street School

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No charges will be filed against a man who approached a student on April 22 walking to Harrison Street Elementary School, 201 Harrison St.

The man saw a report of the incident and voluntarily came to the Geneva Police Department April 24. During the police interview, the man admitted to making a poor decision to engage in conversation with the child, but investigators determined no criminal activity occurred.

Police say there is no current threat to the community. The case has been closed, and no charges will be filed.

The man initiated a discussion with the student while the boy was walking to school at 7:30 a.m. April 22 along East Side Drive south of Woodward Avenue. The man asked several questions causing the student to run to the nearby crossing guard and then to school.

After speaking with the student, the man had an animated conversation with a SUV driver, who happened to be the man’s family member, near the Geneva Fire Department, 200 East Side Drive.

Parents should remind their children about not talking to strangers. If approached by a stranger, children should head home, find a police officer, or go to the nearest safe location such as school or a friend/family member’s house. An adult should call 911 immediately to report the incident to authorities.

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