My face was fractured, my ribs were fractured, and I required 3 spinal surgeries. Missed over a year of school recovering from injuries…
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 8, 2011
Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King has often recounted his story about a fight he had on March 1, 1995 as a student at Woodford County High School. While Shaun has consistently stated that he was hospitalized and required multiple back surgeries, the duration of his absence from school has varied significantly.
15 years ago when I was a sophomore in high school I was brutally beaten to a pulp. Missed two years of high school….
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) December 22, 2009
I missed 2 years of school recovering from 3 spinal surgeries & fractures in my face & ribs. Consequently, I'm a pretty tough dude…
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) February 9, 2010
When I was 15, living in rural KY, I was brutally assaulted by a group of racists. Fractures in my face & back. Missed 2 years of school.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 11, 2014
In March of 1995, as a 15 year old sophomore, I was brutally assaulted by bullies in school. Missed 20 months of school…
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 4, 2010
As you may know I was the victim of violence as a teen. A brutal assault caused me to miss 18 months of high school w/ 3 spinal surgeries.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 18, 2013