RACINE — FOX6 advised you a few Racine center faculty scholar who says a employees member inspired her and one other woman to battle. Nevertheless, one of many photographs the scholar offered of her accidents was pretend.
Summer time Matson says she had a number of accidents following a bodily altercation with one other scholar at McKinley Center Faculty on November thirtieth.
She shared the photographs of her accidents with FOX6; one exhibits a clump of hair she says was pulled out through the struggle, one other of a bruise on her chin and a 3rd of a damaged and bloody nail.
FOX6 viewers have been fast to level out, after our story aired Friday night time, the very same image of bloody nail exhibits up on the backside of a web-based article revealed in 2015.
“I didn’t have the unique photograph so I went on-line and located a photograph that appeared comparable,” stated Summer time.
We adopted up with Summer time and her father, Kenneth Holeton, to set the report straight. They are saying Summer time had by chance deleted the proof of the finger damage.
“So there was sort of strain to get the image,” stated Kenneth Holeton.
Summer time shared with us the actual photograph that she was capable of monitor down from associates who had it on their telephones.
“This calls into query your entire story,” stated FOX6’s Madeline Anderson. “Did you lie about different issues?”
“Completely not. There isn’t a lie about it,” Summer time responded.
Regardless of the bogus image, the household nonetheless stands by their unique statements. They are saying a faculty employees member, who Summer time thought-about a mentor, informed the 2 bickering 14-yr-olds to “struggle it out.”
A spokesperson with the Racine Unified Faculty District additionally confirmed the incident in a press release Friday.
“The District acknowledges and regrets the poor selection of phrases… The intent of the communication was that the 2 college students speak by means of and resolve their drawback…”
A troublesome lesson in belief that has now come full circle.
“I apologize as a result of I do know it was false info. I do know what I did was a mistake,” Summer time stated.
A district spokesperson advised FOX6 in a comply with-up dialog, that directors have by no means been proven any of the photographs of the accidents Summer time says she suffered.