Howard Krupp, 67, was arrested in Kirkland Thursday morning and charged with two counts of criminal harassment of children after he was spotted approaching and speaking to children as they got off their school buses.

Krupp appeared in court in Montreal this afternoon.

Police say that over the last month — from Oct. 20 to Nov. 14 — the Pierrefonds man would approach students when they got off the school bus.

Officers say he would act friendly, make conversations with the children and follow them right to their homes in Kirkland.

Investigators say they were able to identify the man easily, based on descriptions from local parents.

Krupp was released from custody with conditions, such as having no contact with minors.

He is scheduled to be back in court on Jan. 27.