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School officials say abduction claim was false

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 9/16/2013 5:00 pm
STARKVILLE, Miss.(WTVA) --  Mississippi State University officials say a student's claim she was the victim of an attempted abduction was a hoax.

MSU Dean of Students Thomas Bourgeois says an investigation by University police into the September 11th incident lead to the determination it was not true.

Bourgeois says the student recated her account of the initial report during a interview with police.

The student faces criminal charges of filing a false report.

Bourgeois reminds students about safety measures in place at the school, including emergency phone boxes and the availability of Bully Patrol escorts.

He also encourages students who must be out at night to have a friend with them if possible.

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