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By: Skylar Zwick
By: Skylar Zwick

Here’s a tall-tale for you parents: a Huntsville boy reportedly fakes his own kidnapping to hide bad grades.

 

Here’s a tall-tale for you parents: a Huntsville boy reportedly fakes his own kidnapping to hide bad grades.
 
According to the Huntsville Times, the 11-year-old told police “a man with a pistol snatched him” when he was leaving school and “forced him into a beat-up car.” The child claimed he was able to flee his captor by jumping out of the car, but he was not able to get his backpack, which contained his report card. He did, however, manage to rescue his band instrument, which left police suspicious.
 
He later told his grandparents of his hoax. According to police, the child’s grandfather called to apologize and authorities have not yet charged the boy with a crime. 
 
If you were the parent, what would you do? Has your child ever tried anything out of the ordinary to escape your seeing their grades? Post your comments and stories below.
 
To read the full story, as reported by the Huntsville Times and compiled by AP, check out http://www.al.com/hsvtimes/hsv.html
           
 
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