Increased police presence at Bayonne elementary school due to ‘suspicious activity’

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There is an increased police presence at the Walter F. Robinson Community School in Bayonne this afternoon after two students reported “suspicious activity” this morning, according to a letter from Superintendent of Schools John Niesz.

The Walter F. Robinson School in Bayonne. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Please be advised that on March 3, 2020 there was a report of suspicious activity in the area of 31st Street in the area of Walter F. Robinson School. Two students (12 years of age) reported an unknown white male dressed in all black followed them during their walk to school,” Niesz wrote in a letter.

“This suspicious activity was reported today and the Bayonne Police Department is investigating this incident. Our security team is on alert and we are alerting our community.”

He continued that there are extra police patrols in the area of the school and security has also been made aware of the incident.

The letter has also since been posted on the Bayonne Board of Education’s social media pages and robocalls are also being made.

The Robinson school is located at 95 West 31st Street and serves students kindergarten through 8th grade.

The Bayonne Police Department did not immediately return an inquiry seeking further comment.