AvaLynn, a young Mississippi girl, was reportedly beaten by another student at her elementary school.
While the mother suspects child abuse by another student, the school is claiming that the intense injuries AvaLynn suffered were from a fall on the school’s playground.
After AvaLynn revealed to her mother that she had been kicked by another student repeatedly in the face until she fell off the slide, her mother created a Facebook page, titled Justice for AvaLynn, that shows the extent of her daughter’s injuries.
“As much as my heart is broken for my daughter, I am also amazed by the outpouring of love and support from our family, friends, Oasis church family and our community,” AvaLynn’s mother wrote on the page. “Thank you so much for your concern, kind words, prayers, thoughts, shares, and donation. We ask that you continue these kind gestures.”
The school released a statement not long after. “A student was injured while playing on the playground at Arlington Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. School officials responded to the situation,” the statement reads. “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 police also issued a statement. They said that, as of now, it appears that nothing criminal took place, but they are continuing to investigate. “The mother alleges another child kicked her child on the slide. Right now, there’s no indication something criminal took place,” Pascagoula Police Department Lt. Jim Roe told the Epoch Times. “I have spoken with school security and an assistant superintendent is investigating the matter.”
Below are the pictures of AvaLynn’s injuries: