Man accused of chasing kids on bike path near Eagle Crest Elementary School in Longmont

LONGMONT, Colo. - Longmont Police have arrested a man accused of chasing several children on a bike path near a school.

Dayle Christopher (Chris) Decker was arrested on suspicion of harassment and child abuse after he followed and chased several children from a bike path to Eagle Crest Elementary School on Wednesday, Longmont Police said.

St. Vrain Valley Schools said the children were able to get to school safely.

The principal of Eagle Crest Elementary School sent a letter to parents encouraging them to talk to their children about the danger of speaking to strangers.

Longmont Police said when Decker is released from jail, he'll be required to have no contact with the victims, no contact with anyone under the age of 18 and no contact with Blue Mountain Elementary, Eagle Crest Elementary and Altona Middle School.

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