12 Year Old Admits She Lied About About White Classmates Cutting Her Dreadlocks

A sixth grader from Immanuel Christian School admitted she made up her story about three white boys cutting her hair.

Springfield, VA – A 12-year-old African American girl caused a controversy when she claimed three white classmates cut her dreadlocks at the school where the Vice President’s wife teaches.

Sixth grader Amari Allen gave interviews to local news media and told reporters that three white boys at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia had pinned her to a playground slide and cut off some of her dreadlocks, CNN reported.

The girl told her parents that the boys called her hair “ugly” and “nappy” during the attack.

Amari Allen told NBC News that one boy grabbed her arms, another put his hands over her mouth, and a third boy cut her hair.

She cried on camera and asked where the adults were who were supposed to protect her.

The alleged incident quickly drew national attention because Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, teaches there part time.

The school and the Fairfax County Police Department launched investigations into the incident, NBC News reported.

On Monday, Immanuel Christian School put out a press release that said the allegations were false and included an apology from the Allen family to all of those who were affected by the little girl’s lies, CNN reported.

"We can now confirm that the student who accused three of her classmates of assault has acknowledged that the allegations were false,” Immanuel Christian School Headmaster Stephen Danish said in the statement. “We’re grateful to the Fairfax County Police Department for their diligent work to investigate these allegations.”

"While we are relieved to hear the truth and bring the events of the past few days to a close, we also feel tremendous pain for the victims and the hurt on both sides of this conflict. We recognize that we now enter what will be a long season of healing,” Danish wrote.

"This ordeal has revealed that we as a school family are not immune from the effects of deep racial wounds in our society,” he continued. “We view this incident as an opportunity to be part of a learning and healing process, and we will continue to support the students and families involved.”

"We will also continue teaching what we’ve taught for more than 40 years: that the love of God is for all people, and as His children we should demonstrate that love equally to all people regardless of their background, what they believe, or how they behave,” Danish wrote.

The Allen family offered an impassioned apology for Amari Allen’s behavior.

"To those young boys and their parents, we sincerely apologize for the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused," the family said in a statement. "To the administrators and families of Immanuel Christian School, we are sorry for the damage this incident has done to trust within the school family and the undue scorn it has brought to the school.”

“To the broader community, who rallied in such passionate support for our daughter, we apologize for betraying your trust. We understand there will be consequences, and we're prepared to take responsibility for them,” her parent’s continued. "We know that it will take time to heal, and we hope and pray that the boys, their families, the school and the broader community will be able to forgive us in time."

Lakeisha Allen, Amari’s aunt, said the family is "devastated" by her niece’s faked hate crime, CNN reported.

"We are so embarrassed, and we are so sorry," Lakeisha Allen said.

She said that Amari Allen did have a dispute with the boys but had embellished the story.

Comments (97)
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flybynight
flybynight

She should have consulted with some of our trolls before she fessed up. Not that anything will happen to her. Ghetto trash.

tottenbrian
tottenbrian

Please pray for her and the young men who were accused ....

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

12-year-olds make mistakes. I'm sure it was a learning lesson.

What's really sad is how much the media covered the initial allegations...

""They said my hair was nappy and I was ugly," she said. "

"Amari's grandmother, Cynthia Allen, was stricken as she spoke about the ambush.

"It was like she just died. That's how painful it was for me," she said.

Amari's grandfather also said it hurt him. "

"Head of School Stephen Danish said administrators were "deeply disturbed by the allegations." "

""We take seriously the emotional and physical well-being of all our students, and have a zero-tolerance policy for any kind of bullying or abuse," he said in a statement.

Danish said they asked police to conduct a thorough investigation.

Fairfax County Police confirmed Friday they are "actively investigating." A statement from Chief Ed Roessler said Virginia law prohibits the police department from disclosing further information about the case since it concerns juveniles."

And on, and on... Poor girl. Her family probably proactively went to the media. Big mistake on their part.

gennette
gennette

So was she just seeking attention, wanting to cause trouble for whites or what? At her age she knows the truth.

mike wauters
mike wauters

Yet, the SPLC, ACLU and the other stool sample, leftist groups will keep it on file as a real hate crime.

flybynight
flybynight

Wonder where a child learns that kind of behavior?

hoss377
hoss377

Her and her family are POS's,ole grandma lording it up,while the 12 year old told her drama.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

She got her over 15 min's of fame. I hope she learned her lesson and won't do that again. This could follow her throughout her life. She knows the difference between right and wrong and possibly just needed attention? Her parents did the honorable thing and hopefully her punishment meets the "charge". A public apology to the boys at school would work.. It may hurt but she asked for it.

flybynight
flybynight

"That's a child you're talking about. If you had the ability or ever came across someone that would ever have children with you, you'd have a little more compassion".

Wonder if lowcom would show the same compassion if a white kid pulled this stunt? I think most of us know the answer.

sturnman22
sturnman22

Should be immediately expelled for hate crime and never allowed to return. Shame and disgust for her and entire extended family.

DNW
DNW

Rather an unfotunate coincidence, (or not...), for this to happen at the school where Mrs. Pence teaches.

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

This is an example of victimhood being a learned behavior.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

The parents should sue Juicy Smollett for planting the idea in her head.

Grampsdeal
Grampsdeal

Her parents should be do proud of the racist, thug, daughter they have raised. This is where it all starts. Brainwashing at home.

Grampsdeal
Grampsdeal

Also...is it just me, or is it a terrible picture of the girl. The picture, to me, looks like a young man with dreads...not an attractive look.

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

As far as the source, you chose to use a bigoted site for your argument and couldn't even distinguish allegation from fact. I didn't need a strawman to expose a bigot, you did that all on your own. You're dismissed, Hi-Boy the Bigot.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@flybynight Oh, my favorite incel. Everyone has different reasons for being on this site, but your reason has to be because you know no one of child-bearing age that is willing to procreate with you.

And yes, I do tend to allow children their fuckups, because they're children. However, white children that pull this kind of shit are never put to the mainstream media, so I'll guess we will never know how I react will we?

LEO0301
LEO0301

It sounds like the parents are responding appropriately. Now the girl needs to suffer the consequences of her actions. Addressing the student body and apologizing would be a start followed by a letter of apology to the boys she falsely accused. She has to feel the same level of anguish as those affected by her actions.

brianslattery
brianslattery

I hope those "White Boys'" Parents sue that family

PositiveThoughts
PositiveThoughts

Why is this story even on this site? This is supposed to be a LEO site but obviously this is a thinly veiled white supremacist site. The countless times Black men, Woman, girls and boys are found to be falsely accused by LEO's this site goes blind yet this incident which happened at a school is featured here. Not surprised.

RPG156
RPG156

The national news was fast to jump on this hate crime story, in all likelihood because it happened at the school the Mike Pence's wife teaches at. The time when judgement comes after the investigation is long past. The instancy of the media has ruined that. She was a pawn and the lie became so big that it couldn't be easily taken back. Kudos to her family for such a contrite and heartfelt apology. Time to move on and let the lesson be that small children tell big lies and sometimes they don't.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

A false accusation can ruin the lives of three innocent individuals (see duke lacrosse case for another example). This child LIED, and we, the public should just forgive and forget? hell no. this child committed a hate crime, and should be expelled from school. Actions have consequences.

The left is quick to condemn any accusation made against a white person or a conservative, and they are guilty until proven innocent. And even then, the MSM and SJWs will convict even if there is no proof or there is evidence that doesn't support their agenda. This is a HATE crime, and should be treated as such.

MKD23
MKD23

As soon as she stated that the three white boys said her hair was “nappy”, the gig was up.

Mimi54
Mimi54

That's why you don't put this stuff out there right away to let the world know what some kids did till they , whoever, investigates the facts. Apparently, someone smelled a fishy tale! Just glad it wasn't true.

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

Oh Hi-Boy! Why did you remove our conversation? Is it because you exposed yourself as a bigot and illiterate? That was a sad-ass punk move but not at all unexpected.

JAFO 63
JAFO 63

OK. So why did she do it? We're her parents involved in the lie? Are the parents of the other kids going to sue? WHATS THE REST OF THE STORY? Nothing like good journalism. (And this is nothing like good journalism.)

Darkwing219
Darkwing219

ok i see the usual suspects calling out how the girl should be forgiven because she is young blah blah, everyone talking about the zero tolerance for bullying, But now the truth has come out yet again shouldn't she be held accountable since as far as I am concerned she is now the bully. And of course the father of all trolls up there shes just a kid have compassion. We all have compassion for children I have three but yet again I have taught mine right from wrong and the importance of taking responsibility for their actions. Meanwhile the trolls on here would be screaming for the heads of the boys if this were to be proven true and they actually did it, Then it would be " well if the parents weren't white supremacist the kids wouldn't be this way" But now that the truth is out and it is the girl who is in the wrong and the one who should be held accountable it is all, poor little girl everyone should have compassion. Ridiculous, again another incident where the PARENTS should be to blame, raise your damn kids the right way for gods sake!! stop trying to blame everyone else for your inept parenting.

61mouse
61mouse

Awww look what she is learning at home

conservativeU
conservativeU

Why is that because we say "this is a child we're talking about", that makes it less of a hate crime or less of a wrong? If the white boys were guilty would you be making the "these are only children" replies. Uh huh.. I don't think so and all who are reading this know that. This young lady committed the hate crime. She with aforethought deliberately lied and thought she would use her race to punish them. Because in this present climate we live in, she thought she could....and did. Also think perhaps some school counseling may be in order. She's going to have a difficult road ahead.

Einsteinsdaddy
Einsteinsdaddy

"What got into your head girl?" "I'm sorry I Lied grandma" "Lied? No I'm mad you came clean! We were gonna get paid!"

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

A negro girl lying about an attack on her by three white boys? Black people don't lie, does they?

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

I “read” which isn’t a great source bc it could have been from the media (but I doubt it) that there were over 100 “race related hate crimes” reported to the police over several years and when they were investigated, every one was a fabricated lie.

People live these false lives through social media and they’re desperate to portray themselves as something they’re not even when it’s being a “victim”. It’s so sad and pathetic.