Girl Admits She Faked Gay-Bashing Incidents

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A 17-year-old top female wrestler at a local high school faked a series of gay-bashing incidents that prompted a police investigation, authorities said.

The rash of gay-bashing incidents at Tamalpais High School, dating to November, was the work of a student who claimed she was the victim of hate crimes, said police Capt. James Wickham.

The teen, who was not identified by police, admitted that she was the perpetrator of the incidents, which included defacing her own car, authorities said.

The student has been suspended.


She was not arrested, but police said the case would be referred to the district attorney for review.