Police: Abduction call was hoax by student
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police investigating an abduction from Ribault Middle School at midday Tuesday say that's not what it was, as originally reported.
According to investigators, the call was created as a hoax by a 14-year-old middle school student who cut school and did not want her parents to know.
Police said their investigation is ongoing.
Police initially said they were looking for a brown Cadillac with two black men with dreadlocks.
At 1:40 p.m., the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office sent a notice it was responding to an abduction from the school on Ribault Scenic Drive, asking the media to stage at St. Paul Baptist Church on Winton Street. A public information officer was sent to the scene.
At 2:40 p.m., police said it was not an abduction.
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