A campaign seeking “justice” for a beaten toddler has gone viral despite there being two very different versions of events.
The mother of AvaLynn claims that her little girl was attacked in a school playground and has posted disturbing images of the child’s badly bruised and swollen face as proof of the beating she says happened in the school in Arlington, Mississippi.
However, the school has told Pascagoula police that no other children were involved and the police have declined to investigate after failing to find any criminal goings-on. The family’s frustration has led to an online campaign called “Justice 4 AvaLynn” which has so far raised over $4,399 (£2,649) from 246 supporters in just two days.
The Pascagoula School District released a 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 Pascagoula police department has confirmed it is not investigating: “The mother alleges another child kicked her child on the slide. Right now, there’s no indication something criminal took place.”