Attention Montclair parents, this just in from Superintendent of Schools:
Dear Montclair Public School Families and Staff:
The Montclair School District has been informed of an incident occurring at approximately 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 5, near Hillside Elementary School, of which we wanted to make families aware.
A 14-year-old girl walking to her home was passed by a man who made a lewd sexual comment to her while touching, without exposing, himself. The incident was reported to the Montclair Police Department by the victim and her parents at approximately 6:15 pm and the police are conducting an investigation.
The police have authorized us to share with families a description of the man under investigation. The victim described him as a Hispanic male in his early to mid-forties, approximately 5’ 1” with black hair of normal length and possibly facial stubble. He appeared disheveled, was wearing a white t-shirt with black or blue lettering and white-washed jeans, and spoke with an accent.
If you have any information that can assist the police in their investigation, you should contact the Montclair Police Department at 973-744-1234 and ask for Detective Cunningham.
Penny MacCormack, Superintendent
In another incident, Bradford School sent home a message today about a suspicious man:
We wanted to alert you to the fact that a suspicious man was spotted this afternoon by our staff in the vicinity of Bradford School. He did not enter the school, but as a precautionary measure we notified the Montclair Police Department. The police took him into custody and have assured us that he is not allowed back in the area of Bradford School. Our students were not aware of this incident.