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Man tried to grab girl before school on Southwest Side

Officers in the Chicago Police Department's Shakespeare District attend roll call Thursday on the Northwest Side. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

A man tried to grab a girl as she walked to school Thursday on the Southwest Side.

A man tried to lure the girl on her way to school between 6 and 8 a.m. in the 7800 block of South Kedzie Avenue, according to a community alert from the police that says he tried to grab her, but she ran to school and called her mother.