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WILKES-BARRE — A man offered to sell students drugs as they walked to school this morning and threatened to return and kidnap them after they refused, the school district reported Monday.


Wilkes-Barre Area School District published an alert on its website home page advising that several Heights Elementary students were walking to school near South Grant Street and Rose Lane at about 8:10 a.m. when a man approached them and asked if they wanted to buy illegal drugs.


The students said no and kept walking, and the man then said he would come back and kidnap them, the district reported.


The students continued to walk to school and reported this information to the assistant principal.


The school resource officer checked the area and found no one matching the description of the suspect.


The man is described as a white male, about 6 feet tall, with a thin build, in his mid to late 20s, wearing a black, red and gray jacket, black and red hat, black shorts and red sneakers.


Anyone with information regarding this person is asked to call 911 or the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department at 570-826-8106.


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