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UPDATE: Attempted child abduction reported in Jackson County, Superintendent says student falsified report

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Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 1:45 PM CDT
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JACKSON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - The superintendent of the School District of Alma Center- Humbird- Merrillan says there was no evidence of the alleged abduction and that a student has admitted to falsifying the report.

Superintendent Paul Fischer says the school district has been working with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.

An attempted child abduction was reported to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, Sept. 27.

The Sheriff’s Office says the report says the attempted abductions was near the Merrillan Elementary School baseball field.

Deputies went to the baseball field and met with several children who were all safe.

Officials say a suspicious older gray panel van was allegedly involved.

The incident is an open case and is under investigation. Law enforcement and school staff are working together to investigate and clarify what happened.

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