10.01.2019

A girl who claimed white classmates cut her dreadlocks admits she made the story up, school says

A girl who claimed white classmates cut her dreadlocks admits she made the story up, school says Karin Dreyer/Getty Images/Tetra images RF

A 12-year-old African-American girl who claimed three white classmates pinned her down and cut her dreadlocks has 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.
 
Amari's aunt Lakeisha Allen said the family is "devastated."
 
"We are so embarrassed, and we are so sorry," Allen told CNN.
 
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