French police stand in front of the nursery school where a teacher claimed to have been assaulted by a hooded man with a knife, reportedly acting for Islamic State in Aubervilliers, near Paris, France, Dec. 14, 2015. 
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Paris teacher’s claim of ISIS assault was a hoax, prosecutor says

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.”

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The false report had triggered a response from anti-terrorism officials.

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.

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