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South Kitsap 15-year-old fakes abduction
Three South Kitsap Schools went into lockdown after receiving a report that a 15-year-old student at Marcus Whitman Junior High School had nearly been abducted while walking to school near the China West Restaurant.
Sheriff’s deputies later discovered that the student, Ashley Lynn Wilson, made up the story.
She told police that someone had pulled her into the bushes, put a cloth over her face and pushed her onto her knees, according to the deputy’s report. Then, they grabbed onto her backpack, and she managed to free herself, according to the report.
Deputies called eighteen deputies, including a K-9 officer on overtime to look into the matter, and the girl’s father, brother and brother’s girlfriend arrived.
At about 10:48 a.m., one of the deputies reminded Wilson that they had taken her statement seriously, and wanted to make sure she was safe. He also asked if had been telling the truth. He allegedly asked if she would get into trouble for being late for school.
Her father said that she was already in trouble for being late for school, according to the report.
He said that she’d gotten home late the previous night, woke up late the next day and would be in trouble for being late for school, according to the Sheriff’s office.
Willson then told police that she’d made up the story because she was late for school.
The sheriff’s deputy read Wilson her Miranda rights, and she said again said that she’d made up the story.
Police arrested Wilson for “Making a False or Misleading Statement to a Public Servant.”
She got to detention around 11:02 a.m.