Latest Hate Crime Hoax Blows Up in the Media's Face

  • 09/30/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Latest Hate Crime Hoax Blows Up in the Media's Face
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A sixth-grade girl admitted to fabricating a hate crime attack that garnered national media coverage.

Mainstream outlets even tried to link the attack to Vice President Mike Pence's wife.

Per the Daily Caller:
 

Amari Allen, 12, accused three white classmates earlier in September of pinning her down and cutting off her dreadlocks during an attack at Immanuel Christian School, a private school in Springfield, Virginia.

“They said my hair was nappy and I was ugly,” Allen, a sixth-grader, told NBC Washington in an emotional interview (RELATED: Sweet Irony - U.S. Lib Assaults Trump Supporter In Europe, Gets Charged With Hate Crime).

The story received national attention not just because of the attack, but also because the school has a high-profile faculty member: Karen Pence.

The second lady teaches art at the school two days a week.


The girl's family has apologized to the school and the broader community.
 Source: AAN
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