MASTIC TAKES ANOTHER HIT (William Floyd High School student’s false story that she was sexually attacked seen as adding to a negative perception of the area)

Parents, students and civic leaders in the Mastic area said a 17-year-old's fabricated story that she was sexually attacked on her way to William Floyd High School is another black eye for their community, and it happened just as the area is making strides to clean up its image.  Police said this week that the student completely made up the story in January to avoid taking a test for which she was not prepared.  The revelation came less than two months after two local school girls really were victimized.

(New York)