JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A college student in suburban Atlanta is accused of faking his own kidnapping to avoid telling his parents he was failing a class.

John’s Creek city spokesman Doug Nurse said 19-year-old Aftab Aslam bought a cellphone and texted his parents a story about being kidnapped April 27.

Nurse said Aslam camped for about a week in an undeveloped area , but the weather turned cold and rainy and he went home.

He was being held without bail Friday.