SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The Scottsdale Police Department says a 10-year-old girl admitted to "making up" a story about being abducted Thursday afternoon.
Police spokesman Dave Pubins said when investigators interviewed the girl, she said she received a poor grade on a school assignment and did not want to tell her mother.
Police said the girl thought by running away, her mother would not be focused on the assignment.
The girl initially told police she was she was walking home from Hohokam Elementary near Granite Reef and Oak Roads Thursday afternoon when she was abducted.
The Salt River Police Department found the girl walking near Scottsdale Community College on Chaparral just east of the Loop 101 around 6 p.m.
Pubins said the girl admitted to being on foot the entire time.
Police say the girl was unharmed and that no charges will be filed.
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