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Student Falsely Accused of Sending Racist Messages Feels Threatened on Campus

Student Falsely Accused of Sending Racist Messages Feels Threatened on Campus

“I had an escort walk me to and from class. I just felt unsafe in my community.”

This case was a hoax, but the student accused of sending the messages is still dealing with the fallout. An interesting thing mentioned in this report is that the person who sent the messages has not been named.

From the Daily Mail:

Minnesota high school student who was falsely accused of sending racist Instagram messages to a black classmate fears for her safety despite officials confirming they were a hoax

A high school student from Minnesota has spoken out about being falsely accused of sending vile racist messages to black classmates, after the incident was exposed as a hoax.

Avery Severson, a sophomore at White Bear Lake High School near St. Paul, was falsely accused of sending the racist direct messages, prompting outrage and a student walkout.

But school officials said that an FBI investigation revealed that the female student who created the hateful messages wanted ‘to raise awareness of social and racial injustice’ by staging the stunt. They refused to name the true perpetrator.

‘I was just shocked when I saw that they were accusing me and I felt unsafe. I felt unsafe at school,’ Avery told Fox News on Friday.

‘I had an escort walk me to and from class. I just felt unsafe in my community. Adults were even posting the screenshots’ of the racist messages she was blamed for, Avery said.

Avery explained that for about a year, she had been attempting to organize a campus chapter of Turning Point USA, the conservative youth group.

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Civil suit can fix this right quick

Name the perpetrator.

“Waaaahhhh! I got caught being a race-hoaxing douche and now I don’t feel safe”.

Good. You shouldn’t.

    UJ in reply to UJ. | April 19, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Jeez, never mind. I’ll stop back when my reading comprehension kicks in.

      henrybowman in reply to UJ. | April 19, 2021 at 2:44 pm

      Don’t feel bad, for three seconds I read the headline the same way. There’s a fine line between “falsely accused of sending racist messages” and “accused of sending false racist messages.”

      rscalzo in reply to UJ. | April 20, 2021 at 8:40 am

      Yes you should. Until after the first cup of coffee.

    CincyJan in reply to UJ. | April 20, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Shocked there is someone on this web site who doesn’t understand the word HOAX. What an idiiot!!!

      CincyJan in reply to CincyJan. | April 20, 2021 at 8:52 am

      Okay, I didn’t see the follow-up comment. Sorry.

      henrybowman in reply to CincyJan. | April 20, 2021 at 3:54 pm

      More shocked that there are a significant number of students at that high school who obviously don’t, either.

      But understanding words (such as niggardly) before you react to them is no longer required in America.

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