US Virginia girl who said white classmates cut her dreadlocks made the story up, school says
Virginia Beach police to release report on mass shooting
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police are getting ready to release the findings of their investigation into the May 31 mass shooting that killed 12 people at a municipal building in Virginia Beach. The findings are expected to be released Tuesday evening during a City Council meeting. The findings are expected to be released Tuesday evening during a City Council meeting.
A 12-year-old African-American girl whohas admitted the claims were fabricated, her school said.
"We can now confirm that the student who accused three of her classmates of assault has acknowledged that the allegations were false," Stephen Danish, head of Immanuel Christian School, said in a statement Monday.
Last week, the girl, Amari Allen, told CNN that three white boys at the school in Springfield, Virginia, pinned her to a playground slide.
11-Year-Old Girl Shot Inside Home While Prepping For Her Birthday
An 11-year-old girl was shot and critically wounded Monday night while planning her birthday party in south suburban Harvey. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio IncShe is a 6th grader and basketball player at a school in Harvey. The girl’s family said she had just gotten her hair done, and bought new clothes for her 11th birthday on Tuesday.She was preparing for a school basketball game, and using a computer to download images to put on her shirt for the game, when someone started shooting outside and bullets came flying through the window of her home near 158th and Paulina streets.
She claimed the boys held her hands behind her back, covered her mouth and clipped her hair, calling it "ugly" and "nappy."
Amari's aunt Lakeisha Allen said the family is "devastated."
"We are so embarrassed, and we are so sorry," Allen told CNN.
She said her niece did have a verbal dispute with the boys but "embellished the story."
The Allen family also issued an apology in a statement released Monday.
"To those young boys and their parents, we sincerely apologize for the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused," the Allen family said.
"To the administrators and families of Immanuel Christian School, we are sorry for the damage this incident has done to trust within the school family and the undue scorn it has brought to the school.
"To the broader community, who rallied in such passionate support for our daughter, we apologize for betraying your trust.
"We understand there will be consequences, and we're prepared to take responsibility for them," the girl's family said.
"We know that it will take time to heal, and we hope and pray that the boys, their families, the school and the broader community will be able to forgive us in time."
Man found guilty of harassing, cyberstalking families of Parkland victims .
Brandon Michael Fleury, 22, allegedly told investigators that he was seeking to gain popularity and notoriety online through the messages.Brandon Michael Fleury, 22, of Santa Ana, was convicted by a Florida federal jury of interstate transmission of a threat to kidnap and interstate cyberstalking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.
Three middle schoolers allegedly pinned down black girl and cut off her dreadlocks
Police in Northern Virginia are investigating after a 12-year-old African-American girl said three white classmates pinned her down and cut her dreadlocks.
Black student, 12, claims white male classmates who cut her dreadlocks
Three white male sixth-graders at a Virginia Christian school are accused of pinning down a black 12-year-old girl and cutting off her dreadlocks in the ...