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Despite claims on social media, the “Louisville Purge” scheduled for Friday was a hoax.The rumor stemmed from a teen prankster who thought it would be funny to tweet about Kentucky authorities allowing crime to run rampant for one night only, according to a Courier Journal report. The hoaxed produced nary a violent crime, but Louisville Metro Police had a word with the teen who started the whole debacle anyway.People on WKYT’s Facebook page are asking if it’s a hoax or something they should legitimately be concerned about while in Louisville.

Poynter said some people chose to stay home from other Friday night activities and that he expected "real economic impact" from the threats.The teen has since apologized for his prank, and said he understands his actions stirred up some panic in his beloved hometown.“I didn’t think it would really get that serious,” the unnamed student told the Louisville TV station.For their part, police said anyone who posted threatening messages on social media in advance of Friday night's hoax could face criminal charges.But the high school student who set off the social media maelstrom won't be charged, because his Twitter post was not threatening, said police spokesman Dwight Mitchell."There is a thing called Freedom of Speech, but with that comes a responsibility," Mitchell said, adding that he's not sure what specific criminal charges could possibly result from an investigation that he said would continue this week.