A student who wore a “Make America Great Again” cap on a school bus was attacked this week by fellow students. He was then victimized again by the school district.
Christina Cortina’s 12-year-old son was suspended after the incident, even after video of the fight shows he was the victim. The child is clearly targeted for wearing a Donald Trump hat, and punches are thrown. The incident occurred in Chesterfield, Missouri, and the other students involved were suspended as well. KMOV reports.
“As a parent it’s so upsetting,” said Christina Cortina, the mother of the 12-year old who was wearing the Trump hat, and who was suspended.
“I feel like my son was made an example of, it was a tricky situation, it was politically charged.”
In cell phone video of the incident sent to News 4, the students are heard arguing over President Trump’s proposed Mexican border wall. The situation quickly escalates to pushing and what looks likes some punches thrown.
A Parkway District spokesperson says the incident was investigated and all the students involved have faced “consequences.”
The spokesperson adds the district is also working to sit the students down and reach an peaceful understanding.
Here is the video.
One wonders if Cortina’s son would have been punished if he had been wearing an Obama “Hope” shirt.
What do you think of the kid beaten for wearing a Donald Trump hat? Let us know in the comments!
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