Police: Teacher found zip-tied in classroom admitted to making up story, staging crime scene

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Teacher attacked in classroom

BOTHELL, Wash. – A high school teacher who claimed that he was attacked inside his own classroom could now be facing charges for lying.

In May, Cal Pygott said that he was working alone in his wood shop classroom at Bothell High School when he was bashed in the back of the head with an object.

He claimed that he lost consciousness and woke up with a plastic zip tie around his neck.

He said he managed to stumble outside and flag down help before he passed out.

Now, police say Pygott has admitted to intentionally injuring himself, tying his neck and staging the crime scene.

Authorities say after he failed a lie detector test, Pygott came clean.

According to Q13, Pygott could face charges for obstruction and giving false statements.