Saturday, April 17, 2021

But they won't identify the hoaxer

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

  • Avery Severson said she fears for her safety after the false accusation
  • She was trying to start conservative student club at White Bear Lake High School
  • After police and FBI investigation, officials said the messages were a hoax
  • Student behind the slurs wanted to 'raise awareness of social and racial injustice'
  • Authorities refuse to confirm the identity of the student behind the messages
  • Superintended later apologized for using word 'hoax' saying he never intended to 'minimize the impact that racism or racist acts has on students'

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