A California transgender student has admitted to lying about a hate crime incident she reported to police Monday morning. The unnamed girl had reported that three male students had physically and sexually assaulted her while she was using the boy's restroom.
A new California law allows transgender teens to choose which facilities to use at school and encourages them to compete on sports teams of the opposite gender. Believing that having transgender students in restrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex would violate their children's privacy, some parents in the state have decided to pull their children from school.
Though she showed no physical evidence of injury, the 15-year-old girl from Hercules High School had said that three male students had shoved her into a stall and assaulted her on Monday morning. The police at first classified the incident as a "hate crime" because the boys had reportedly made hurtful comments to the transgender girl; however, after two hours of interrogation, the teen admitted that she had made the whole thing up.
"Officers were unable to substantiate the facts of the victim's statement; including the time frame of the incident, and the lack of physical injuries to the victim's head, face and hands," the Hercules Police statement reads.
The teen could face charges for filing a false police report, but school officials are suggesting that counseling might be a better option than punishment.
LifeSiteNews reports that several hate crimes have been staged by those in the LGBT community. Though the teen's motives for lying are not known, the incident may have been a desperate cry for attention or an attempt to solidify support for California's new transgender law and the LGBT agenda.