A Florida teen was physically assaulted by a distempered, left-wing school bus aide because the boy was wearing a Donald Trump Make America Great Again hat.
The Martin County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office is now investigating whether the incident by a school employee was a crime after the school bus aide grabbed the boy and ripped off his Donald Trump hat ahead of the school’s “hat day” event.
Gunnar Johansson, 14, told WPTV-TV news in West Palm Beach that hats were allowed at his school this week if they donated to the March of Dimes. In his case, it was a Donald Trump cap with the MAGA slogan. That didn’t sit well with a school district bus aide, who first verbally and then physically confronted the child for his choice.
Surveillance video detailed the incident:
LISTEN TO THIS: A Martin County school bus aide is under investigation for yelling at a student then grabbing his #Trump #MAGA hat off of his head for 'hat day' at school. The school does not have clear policies against wearing political attire. @WPTV pic.twitter.com/NjxvgZKY3W
— Meghan McRoberts (@MeghanWPTV) March 8, 2019
The black woman working as a monitor on the bus is heard yelling, “Boy, if you don’t that hat off this bus… take it off.”
“She, like, threatened me with a referral and threatened to turn the bus around,” the student told WPTV. ” I said ‘write me up, I didn’t do anything wrong’, and then she yanked my hat off. It was crazy.”
The woman eventually took the hat off the boy’s head on her own when he refused to follow her authoritarian orders.
It turns out that the school has no policy against hats with political slogans on them.
The school district said it takes the incident seriously and is looking into to the woman’s actions.
The aide eventually apologized for the incident, but she may face disciplinary actions anyway.
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