HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. - Police arrested a 17-year-old Hackettstown high school student Friday after she allegedly falsely reported she was abducted, according to the Warren County Prosecutor's office.
The juvenile was charged with providing a false report to law enforcement, a fourth-degree crime.
The student allegedly provided false information to the police on March 1 by telling them that she was abducted in Hackettstown by an unknown male and was released a short time later in Hackettstown.
A week later, police determined that the abduction allegation was false.
The juvenile was released to her family pending further court proceedings.
If found guilty, the student could face 12 months incarceration at a state juvenile facility.
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