Police outside the front of Lindley Middle School in Mableton
MABLETON, Ga. -- A student trying to come up with an excuse for skipping class made up a story about being attacked by an armed man in the building, forcing Lindley Middle School in Mableton to go into lockdown Friday morning.
Cobb County police said no students were injured or threatened.
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Cobb County police said they did go room to room looking for anything suspicious. School officials confirmed that no weapon was found on campus.
11Alive Skycam images showed police officers outside the front of the building during their investigation.
The school resumed classes as normal in the afternoon, but parents wishing to pick up their students were allowed to do so. Some parents say they waited in line for two hours to get their children.
Police and school administrators say the hoax has given them a timely drill. But parents and fellow classmate have yet to be so forgiving.
"I would say that he needs to be out here and let all of us parents spank his behind for that because that was really cruel," said one mother, while waiting to pick up her child.
"Why would you do this, having everybody scared, thinking you're hurt or something, having everybody in fear," questioned a student.
The accused student was detained but neither the district or police will say what kind of disciplinary action or perhaps criminal charges he could face.
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