DEPUTIES: Student Made Up Assault At Hope Middle

Deputies say they have closed the books on a possible assault at a middle school.

Pitt County deputies began investigating the alleged assault last Monday at Hope Middle School after a 12-year-old girl said she had been assaulted.

Deputies now say the assault never happened. Investigators say the child is "remorseful that her actions caused such a panic with school officials and the community."

Deputies say they are now conferring with juvenile services to determine appropriate actions against the juvenile for filing a false report.

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Deputies are investigating the possible assault of a student at a Pitt County middle school.

School system spokeswoman Heather Mayo says deputies are at Hope Middle School. Mayo said at this point they can't say what type of assault took place.

A Sheriff's Office spokeswoman confirms that several investigators are at the school.

Stay with WITN News and for more on this developing story.


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