Brihard said:This. The amount of pathetic vitriol I'm seeing over this has me genuinely disgusted in a bunch of people. She is a young child, full stop. This event is going to be extremely damaging for her. Either she made up a lie to cover up something she did that could be perceived as wrong - a verry naive, childish normal mistake that we all have made - or she was coached in this by an adult.
Agreed. Seeing the comments on social media and MSM sites made me sick. People calling for her deportation etc etc.
I doubt she was coached to lie about the attack but I'm pretty sure she was coached on what to say to the media. In all likelihood this girl will need some therapy to deal with all of this. Self inflicted yes, but she's just a girl. Hopefully lessons were learned here by others who would think this is a good idea.
Sometimes kids will say things about certain things that make them stand out. Either because they are self conscious about it or they are covering for something.
Someone stole my puffer, bullies knocked me out of my wheelchair, someone cut my hijab, some guy knocked my retainer out of my mouth and stepped on it etc etc. Some kids know they'll get some sympathy for that stuff.