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Police call report of knife-wielding man at Georgia middle school a hoax

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Updated: 9/06/2013 2:23 pm
MABLETON, Ga. -- Police now say the call about a knife-wielding man at a Cobb County middle school was a hoax.

School officials say the false report came from a student who was skipping class and trying to divert attention.

Officers went classroom-to-classroom at Lindley Middle School to search for the person after a call came in to police around 10 a.m. to report an armed man on the campus. The school was placed on lockdown.

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