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Investigators have closed their case after saying a report of an attempted kidnapping of a child who was walking home in Grayslake was deemed unfounded.

The Grayslake Police Department announced late last month they were investigating an incident in the Cherry Creek subdivision.

A 17-year-old reported they were walking home in the late afternoon on January 26.

The juvenile said they were in the 700 block of Cherry Creek Drive when a gray or silver minivan stopped next to them.

The child reported that one of two males in the minivan exited and attempted to force them into the vehicle, police said.

The alleged victim said they were able to evade the grasp of the offender and escape from the scene.

The child reported the minivan fled the area and was last seen traveling towards Atkinson Road.

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The report prompted Community Consolidated School District 46 Superintendent Dr. Lynn Glickman to send a message to the school community alerting them of the incident.

Glickman recommended students walking to and from school or bus stops do so with friends, siblings or parents in order to ensure safety.

On Tuesday, the police department announced they concluded an extensive investigation into the case.

Investigators determined the allegations of an attempted kidnapping were unfounded.

“As this is a juvenile matter no further information or statements will be released and the case is now closed,” the department said in a statement.