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 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.
School officials told her she needed to gather at least 20 students before she could start the club.
‘And the last couple of weeks, we got close to that number and then these rumors online started going around about me, accusing me of sending racist, terrible, hateful messages to a black student at my school with no evidence pointing to me,’ Avery said.
When she was close to succeeding with organizing a conservative student group, this shit happens. What a coinkydink.
Screenshots first published by WCCO-TV show the racist Instagram messages sent by the anonymous account @GoWhiteBear, a reference to the school name.
‘Leave my school n*****,’ reads one message. ‘You n*****s need to leave White bear.’
……Earlier this week, White Bear Lake Superintendent Wayne Kazmierczak admitted that the messages were a ‘hoax’ in a note to families, Minnesota news site Bring Me The News reported.
He later apologized for using the term ‘hoax’, saying on Wednesday that he in no way intended to ‘minimize the impact that racism or racist acts has on students and families who have been marginalized throughout history and in White Bear Lake Area Schools.’
Calling the hoax a hoax is racist. Got it.
White Bear Lake School District issued a further statement on Wednesday attempting to clarify the situation.
‘With the assistance of the FBI, a juvenile female has been identified as the creator of this anonymous account,’ the district said.
This is the best part:
‘The juvenile involved indicated during the investigation that the purpose of their post was to raise awareness of social and racial injustice due to past incidents that occurred at school, the statement added.
‘We shared this information with the school district and added that the investigating officers believe the juvenile does not pose a physical threat,’ it continued.
‘Nevertheless, the postings have caused tangible fear and alarm throughout our community,’ the statement hastened to add.
‘It is critical to acknowledge the importance of these conversations related to racial equity and justice affixed to this incident, and to commit to on-going dialogue that leads to meaningful outcomes.’
School officials are withholding the identity of the student who sent the anonymous messages.
The white girl falsely accused of the hoax gets slandered and abused, but the black perpetrator responsible for it gets off scot-free and anonymous because they “wanted to raise awareness of social and racial injustice.” Just like the injustice suffered by Avery.
Her parents should sue the shit out of the school and demand reparations for the damage. The ‘hoaxer’s name should be broadcast just like Avery’s was. That would be justice.
Hate crimes hoaxes are a cottage industry.