Paris teacher makes up Islamic State stabbing story

Does anyone have insight on this? I'm looking for more information on this story because it seems strange someone would make something like this up.

A schoolteacher in a Paris suburb who claimed he was stabbed Monday by a man who invoked the Islamic State made up the story, French prosecutors said.

The teacher, who has not been named, said a masked assailant attacked him in a preschool in Aubervilliers with a box-cutter and scissors.

The incident set off a manhunt after French media, citing police, said the teacher, 45, was injured but was expected to survive after he was stabbed in the throat and side and that the assailant escaped.

Police said the attacker mentioned the militant group, also known as ISIL. However, police subsequently said that was based on the teacher's testimony.

The false report comes as France remains under state-of-emergency anti-terrorism legislation following the attacks on Nov. 13 that killed 130 people.

On Sunday, France's anti-immigration National Front party failed to make expected gains in regional elections.