A playground did THAT???? Yeah, right…
Photo Of Mississippi Elementary Student Ava Lynn Goes Viral
A photo of an elementary school student who looks like she was severely beaten has gone viral. The mother of little Ava Lynn of Pascagoula, Mississippi is calling for justice after her child came home from school badly bruised.
School authorities allege that she was hurt while “playing on the playground” and are adamant that no other students were involved, but many (rightfully) doubt that claim.
An Arlington Elementary student was injured on the school’s playground on Tuesday and her mother filed a police report on Thursday, according to Pascagoula Police Department Lt. Jim Roe.
“The mother alleges another child kicked her child on the slide,” Roe said. “Right now, there’s no indication something criminal took place. I have spoken with school security and an assistant superintendent is investigating the matter.”
Roe identified the mother as Lacey Harris and the student has been identified on social media sites as AvaLynn. There is a Justice For AvaLynn Facebook page created as well as a gofundme.com account that is raising money to help pay for her medical bills. It indicates about $1,000 has been raised in one day.
The Pascagoula School District issued the following statement about the incident:
“A student was injured while playing on the playground at Arlington Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. School officials responded to the situation. The parent was contacted and the student received medical treatment. No other children were involved in the incident. The Pascagoula School District remains committed to the safety of all its students.”
The gofundme.com page indicates AvaLynn was “was badly injured in an incident at her elementary school.”
The Justice for AvaLynn Facebook page says she was “attacked by another student on the school playground. We are fighting for answers and for greater supervision at school.”
Roe said there is not an active investigation into the matter by the Pascagoula Police Department.
SMH…this is how Ava Lynn looked before her “playground” injury.
Poor baby! Here’s to hoping her mother finds out what really happened at that school…