From the Auburn Police Department:

“As the investigation into the tampered Halloween candy continued, APD Detectives were able to speak with the 11 year old who originally reported the item in her candy. After interviewing her along with her mother, it has been determined that the entire story was a fabrication created by the child.”

Editor’s Note: As for the ‘why’, as much as we want our kids to act like little adults, they are kids and kids sometimes use poor judgment. This will certainly be a learning experience for all involved.