THE BRONX - Officials say two Bronx school are on alert after a man attempted to abduct someone he thought was a student near St. Benedict's School this morning.

According to school officials, a man apparently mistook a parent for a student because she was wearing a backpack. He followed her in his minivan down a street and told her to get into his car, officials say.

St. Theresa's School is also on alert because of the incident.

According to an e-mail sent by school officials, the suspect is described as a tall, thin black man who was driving a dark green minivan.