Medina families warned after reported student luring incident


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MEDINA, OHIO – Police in Medina are investigating a report that a man tried to lure a student into his car with offers of money.

The Medina school district tells Fox 8 that on Tuesday, a Heritage Elementary School student reported that a bearded man in his 50’s, driving an SUV, approached them after school and offered them money to get into the car.

The school’s principal, Sharon Federinko, sent out a warning to families in her school:

Good evening. It was brought to my attention today that earlier this week, a Heritage student was walking home and was approached by a man in his fifties with a beard driving a silver SUV. It was reported that the man offered money for the student to get into the car. The Medina City Police have been informed and have increased patrol in our area. Please remind your children to travel with friends whenever possible and to make you aware of any situations that may occur such as this one. If you see anything relative to this situation, please contact the Medina City Police. The safety and security of our children is our first priority.
Thank you for any help with this matter. 

The incident is under investigation by the Medina Police Department.

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