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Tenafly Police: No Harm Intended By Suspicious School 'Visitor'

An investigation was continuing.
An investigation was continuing. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Tenafly PD

TENAFLY, N.J. -- An out-of-towner who raised concerns when he walked into a Tenafly school on Thursday turned out to be a former resident looking for a friend, police told Daily Voice.

"We spoke with him today," Capt. Michael deMoncada said Friday. "There was no appropriate intent at all."

School officials were expected to issue a release.

The man, of Indian descent, parked his black Dodge Charger with Pennsylvania license plates in front of the playground at MacKay School after dismissal, deMoncada said.

A parent at the playground who saw him asked him to leave, and he headed into the school -- where a custodian chased him off.

deMoncada said police and school officials were using the incident as a "teaching moment" to remind their children not to talk to strangers or to approach anyone in a vehicle.

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