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News reports have revealed the experience of a 12-year-old girl who returned from a school trip with sever rope burns around her neck, as the authorities commenced investigations into the case.

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The young girl whose identity has been withheld, is said to have gone on an overnight trip with her sixth grade classmates only to return with the injuries around her neck.

Although the authorities are said to be working round the clock in a  bid to understand what may have caused the marks, the young girl and her mother identified as Sandy Rougely, believe they know the truth behind what had happened.

The teen is a black girl who attends a mostly white private school in an upscale part of town,  Rougley and her daughter believe that the marks had been as a result of racial attacks.

The girl and her mother reportedly believe that the young girl's white classmates intentionally placed a rope around her neck as they played during the camping trip.

Speaking during an interview with Dallas Morning News, Rougely said:

“It looked like somebody had ripped her neck apart and stitched it back together."

The school the young girl attends, Live Oak Classical School are reported to have said in a statement that her injuries had been “caused accidentally” while the students comprising of eight girls and 14 boys, were playing with a rope swing attached to a tree.

The girl who is one of two black students who had been on the trip, and her lawyer, Levi McCathern, are reportedly being accused by the school of using race to take advantage of an accident for financial gain.

One of the member of the board of directors, Jeremy Counseller, had according to reports, emailed a statement to The News, which read in part:

“The student and some of her classmates were playing with a swing and an attached pull-rope on a field trip. The student received first aid treatment immediately after the accident by a parent chaperon who is also a physician, and she was able to enjoy the remainder of the field trip, which lasted through the next day. Live Oak takes the safety of its students seriously and is saddened that one of its family suffered an unfortunate accident and injury.”

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The statement goes on to reveal that Mr McCathern, who also represents the Dallas Cowboys, has reportedly asked the school to pay $2.7 million or the allegations would be made public.

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