Thomasville Times Enterprise

January 31, 2014

Man attempts to abduct child


THOMASVILLE — An attempt was made this morning to abduct a child from a Thomasville school campus.

The attempt was near MacIntyre Park School and the Thomasville High School football stadium about 10 a.m.

The child is believed to be a Scholars Academy student, said Lt. Eric Hampton, Thomasville Police Department public information officer.

"He (the student) was walking through the parking lot to get something," Hampton said. "A man came up behind him and grabbed his book bag."

The student managed to get away from the man and ran to a school office.

A suspect is in custody and being questioned.