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Paris Prosecutor: Teacher Made Up ISIS Assault



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    Police officers patrol near a pre-school, after a masked assailant with a box-cutter and scissors who mentioned the Islamic State group attacked a teacher, Monday, Dec.14, 2015 in Paris suburb Aubervilliers. The Paris prosecutor said the teacher made up the assault.

    A Paris nursery school teacher who claimed he was assaulted Monday by a hooded man claiming allegiance to ISIS was lying, authorities said.

    A spokesperson for the Paris prosecutor's office told NBC News that the teacher "invented the entire story of his attack."

    The false report had triggered a response from anti-terrorism officials, NBC News reported.

    The teacher said that the fictional attacker, wielding a scissors and box cutter, slashed him in the stomach and neck and said, "This is (ISIS), it's a warning," a teachers' union leader told NBC News.

    The claim came just a month after the Nov. 13 ISIS-linked shootings and bombings in the French capital that left 130 people dead.