Student’s lie locks down university

Appalachian State University was locked down Monday after a student said that an armed intruder had tried to break into his apartment before running towards campus — a claim that he later admitted was a lie.

In an effort to avoid paying for damage on his apartment door, he made up the story, complete with the detail of the assailant’s Pink Floyd t-shirt. It wasn’t until Tuesday morning, after a series of TV appearances, that he admitted the hoax.