A private school in Fairfax County, Virginia, has confirmed that the allegations of a student who accused her classmates of cutting her hair and making racist insults were false.
Immanuel Christian School in Springfield said in a statement that it is going to enter a “long season of healing.”
The school said Monday that it is grateful to the police for their diligent work to investigate the allegations. Fairfax County police investigated the alleged assault.
The family of the 12-year-old student who made the accusations said in a statement via the school that they sincerely apologize to the accused boys and their parents for the pain and anxiety caused by the allegations.
The allegation was initially covered by many local news outlets and made national news.
Her family also apologized to the school and for the criticism it endured, and to the community that supported the girl. “We apologize for betraying your trust,” her family statement said.