Police: Incident was NOT Child-Luring in Lower Paxton Township

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This morning at about 7:20 AM, a delivery van driver stopped at a bus stop on Balthaser Street and spoke to a middle school-aged male student waiting for the his school bus.  The incident was then reported as a possible child luring to Lower Paxton Police.  The School District quickly reported the incident to District parents and, as a result, police were contacted by the van driver who is a neighbor of the student.  The driver said he stopped because the child was standing in the rain and he wanted to help. 

Police, the child’s father and other neighbors are satisfied that this was a misunderstanding and the investigation has ended.


  • turn the tv off

    once again media i.e. Fox43 in a rush to hurry the news out fails to fact check the story and gets details wrong, along with others they already have posted that have wrong information. smh slow down get it right the first time it is more accurate that way!

  • Guest

    I drive a white Ford van for work and was waiting for my older daughter to get out of school, sitting in the parking lot of the high school. While waiting, I was using my laptop and next thing I know, I jumped out of my skin as a police officer knocked on the side of the van. I rolled down the window and he started asking for ID, started questioning why I was there, and even ran my license/vehicle tag. Umm…hello? It was about 2:50 and school lets out at 3pm. Check the security tapes for the school lot and see that I'm there because I'm picking up my child. Had I been in another vehicle, no one would have even noticed. But someone noticed I had been there a few times before and called because they were "concerned." Ridiculous.

  • HowIgnorantRU?

    Hit the PANIC button.
    Lesson: Never talk to or offer help to anyone who looks under 21.
    Lesson from Guest above: Put sign in window – Picking Up MY child.

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