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Sheriff: Teen made up abduction story to avoid going to school

Potential charges will be reviewed by the prosecutor's office.

The teenage girl who reported an attempted abduction Friday morning in Pickaway County has admitted to making up the incident to avoid going to school, the sheriff says.

The teen initially claimed she was abducted while waiting at her bus stop on Five Points Pike in Monroe Township.  She said she was able to escape and provided deputies with a description of a suspect. 

The sheriff's office says deputies immediately responded to the area after the call was received Friday morning and they notified other local law enforcement in the surrounding area. 

Sheriff Robert Radcliff said detectives later interviewed the high school student with her mother present and she retracted the story.

"Our biggest concern was in this situation we were already seeing things on social media," Radcliff said. "People were going to the bus stop with guns trying to protect their children. They were looking for a black vehicle - someone that matched that description - and you know unfortunately the wrong person could've came along and been injured over something like this."

Potential charges will be reviewed by the prosecutor's office. 

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