GUILDERLAND, N.Y. -- Town police say a man who was reported to be going to homes within the area of the Guilderland Central School District and claiming to be conducting a survey on behalf of the schools was actually a salesperson selling educational books and software.
According to Guilderland Police Captain Curtis Cox, the incident happened in the Town of New Scotland but within the district's area.
The school district posted a community notice on its website Tuesday morning that said they received a report that a man had been going door-to-door, asking people how many children lived there. The man had also told at least one resident that he was conducting the survey on behalf of the Guilderland Central School District.
Cox told NEWS10 Tuesday afternoon that the department had found a peddler's permit on file with the town that was issued to man whose description matched the reports. Later in the night the police department said the man had been determined to be solicitor selling books and software from a Nashville, Tennessee-based company named Southwestern Advantage.
In a previous version of their notice online, Guilderland Central School District assured that the man had no relation to the district and that they are not conducting any surveys in this manner.
No charges will be filed against the man.