A 12-year-old black girl from Virginia has recanted an accusation that her white sixth grade classmates pinned her down and cut off her dreadlocks, her family said in a statement Monday. Stephen Danish, the head of Immanuel Christian School, also confirmed the allegations were false.
Following an investigation by the Fairfax County Police Department, Danish said Amari Allen, the student who accused three of her classmates of assault, acknowledged the accusations were not true.
It is hip to be victim, it is cool to use social media mob power to scare your classmates and the school.
We usually blame the parents for the stupidity of kids, but I may have to make an exception this time as they stepped up, apologized and understand there will be consequences.
Allen’s family apologized to the boys and the school for “the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused.”
“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,” the family said. “We understand there will be consequences, and we’re prepared to take responsibility for them.”
They added, “To the broader community, who rallied in such passionate support for our daughter, we apologize for betraying your trust.”
My hat’s off to them. That is not the usual Nonapologetic excuse we are used to hear. Maybe there is chance the idiotic girl does get her life turned around.
Hat Tip Mark B,