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Driver in attempted child enticement turns out to be 'well-intentioned' neighbor

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 11:31:49-05

GREENFIELD — Police have found the driver involved in an attempted child enticement and are now saying she was a "well-intentioned neighborhood resident."

The School District of Greenfield said the incident happened on W. Cold Spring Road at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. A Maple Grove student was walking to school when a car approached the student and the driver offered a ride to school.

The student refused to and the driver continued to encourage the student to get into the car, according to the district. The student ran to Maple Grove and the driver didn't follow.

Police said the woman offered the student a ride to school rather than letting the student walk to school due to cold temperatures.

"While the invitation was well-intended, it is a good opportunity to remind your children about the dangers of getting into cars with people they do not know," said the police department.

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