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Buffalo Police investigate possible attempted abduction of 13 year-old girl

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 16:12:19-05

Buffalo Police are investigating a possible attempted abduction near Massachusetts Avenue and Columbus Parkway on the city's west side. 

The incident happened at approximately 6:45 am Monday morning. Officers say a 13 year-old girl was waiting at a bus stop when three males jumped out of a black four-door vehicle and began chasing her. 

According to police, the suspects ripped the 13 year-old girl's jacket before she was able to run away. 

According to the Charter School for Applied Technologies, the 13-year-old was a student there. The school says parents in the zip code and surrounding zip codes were notified of the attempt.

In a statement to 7 Eyewitness News, the school says "as always, the safety of our students remains a top priority. We are asking that parents speak to their children about strangers and be aware of their surroundings."

The statement from the school's website reads, in part:

"Please remind your children about stranger awareness and go over your expectations for what they should do if approached by a stranger. As always CSAT remains vigilant about the safety of our students."

Police are asking anyone with information to call or text the confidential tipline at 847-2255.