White Minnesota Teen Says she was Falsely Accused of Sending Racist Messages by Black Classmate During Group Chat

Avery Severson (Screengrab/Fox News)

Minnesota student Avery Severson, a sophomore at White Bear Lake High School near St. Paul, Minnesota, has spoken out about the emotional trauma she experienced when falsely accused of sending threatening racist messages to Black classmates, an incident which has now been exposed as a hoax, dailymail.com reports.

“I was just shocked when I saw that they were accusing me, and I felt unsafe,” Severson told Fox News Friday. “I felt unsafe at school.”

A Black classmate, Precious Boahen, accused Severson of sending racist direct messages via group chat on Instagram, triggering an uproar at the school and a subsequent walkout against racism by students and teachers. But after the school administration, the FBI and the local police department investigated, district Superintendent Wayne Kazmierczak sent an email concluding that the messages were “a hoax sent under false pretense” and adding that the student who sent the posts “poses no threat to our students of color.”

Screenshots of the alleged conversation show the anonymous account using racial slurs. To date, the owner of the account has not been revealed.

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SOURCE: Charisma News