OLYMPIA, WA (WCMH) — The boy in Washington State who said he was severely assaulted after standing up to a group of kids who were bullying his friend, now admits he made the whole thing up, according to police.
The boy’s mother said he found her son injured last week and the 6-year-old said he was beaten with rocks and sticks.
But KOMO reports that after police in Olympia said they interviewed those who were said to be involved, they went back to the boy, who admitted making the story up.
Police now believe the boy got hurt after falling in his apartment complex.
He suffered a broken arm and numerous cuts and bruises to his face.
No charges will be filed, but police say social services have been notified to check on the boy.
A GoFundMe site had been set up for the boy’s medical expenses, but has since been taken down.
NBC4 erroneously reported that the boy had not fought back against bullies because it wasn’t the “Jedi way” but that was a different child and a different case of bullying.