Six-Year-Old Makes Up Story About Being Abducted Near Jefferson - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Six-Year-Old Makes Up Story About Being Abducted Near Jefferson Elementary

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police detectives investigated a report of a possible attempted abduction Thursday near Jefferson Elementary at 3612 S. Grand Blvd.  A 6-year-old girl reported to school officials that while on her way to school, a man had grabbed her, forced her into a vehicle, and she was able to escape. 

After several hours of interviewing witnesses and canvassing the neighborhood, detectives determined the child fabricated the story because she was mad at her friends for leaving her on the way to school.

School officials sent home a letter notifying parents of the report. Parents are reminded to discuss safety practices with their children; encourage kids to walk in groups, never get in the car with anyone that is a stranger, and develop a plan for what your child should do if approached by a stranger. 

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