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East-end child luring reports 'completely unfounded', say police

Didn't happen, police say
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12:15 p.m. update:

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service says its investigation into reports of possible child luring incidents in the city's east end found that the reports are 'completely unfounded.'

Social media posts had advised Saultites that attempted abductions had taken place in the area of Parkland and Grand View public schools, including a description of a female suspect and vehicle.

Police say officers were able to locate the owner of the vehicle and determine that the reports were unfounded. 

“We need to make sure that we’re not creating an uprising of public concern where it’s not warranted,” said police spokesperson Lincoln Louttit. “Please call police when you have concerns, and we’ll address them accordingly.”

11:25 a.m. original story:

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service has confirmed it's looking into reports of child luring near Parkland Public School and Grand View Public School. 

Social media reports indicate that a woman in a small black car is involved.

Algoma District School Board is working with police in order to verify the reports.

No further details have been confirmed at this time.