Teacher Accused Of Assaulting Student For Wearing 'Women For Trump' Pin

Tom Gantert

Sadie Earegood told police that Paul Kato tore her "Women for Trump" pin off of her shirt at Mason High School.

Mason, MI – A 16-year-old Michigan high school student told police she was assaulted by a teacher who tore a “Women for Trump” pin off of her shirt.

Sadie Earegood told police the incident occurred on Dec. 5 when a media technology teacher, Paul Kato, approached her during a class at Mason High School, WILX reported.

Earegood said that Kato told her that he didn’t like the pro-President Donald Trump pin she was wearing

"I was just really shocked that a teacher would especially do that," she told WILX. "He's talking about the 'Women for Trump' pin and I said, 'that's fine you don't have to like it, we can have our opinions.'"

But then Kato reached for the pin to try and take it off Earegood’s chest and the student fought back.

"He grabbed it and I pulled, I tried to push his hand away and he grabbed my shoulder," Earegood told WILX. "[He] just kind of put his hand there, and then he started pulling more and more and I just started backing up."

The student said Kato then pinned the pink “Women for Trump” political button upside down on his own shirt and told Earegood it belonged that way, WILX reported.

The school district has said they are investigating the incident.

"Once we have a complete understanding of the situation, we will take appropriate action,” Mason School Superintendent Ronald Drzewicki told WILX.

In the meantime, Mason Police Chief Don Hanson confirmed that Earegood and her mother, Capi Earegood, have filed a police report about the incident.

“I made a criminal assault and larceny report against the teacher," Capi Earegood told WILX. "He had no right to put his hands on my child over a pin or anything else. The First Amendment gives everyone the right to express their freedom of speech. No one should get that upset about someone wearing a political pin.”

WILX reported that students said that Kato hadn’t been seen at Mason High School since the incident occurred; however, the school district refused to confirm the teacher’s absence.

Mason Police Chief Don Hanson confirmed that a report had been filed with the police.

The school district’s dress code doesn’t forbid the wearing political slogans and allows students to “express themselves,” including by wearing political buttons, according to WILX.

Earegood said she planned to continue to express her political views.

"I just want him to know that it's not okay to do that,” the 16 year old told WILX. “I want this to be a learning experience for other teachers, and I'm not going to stop wearing my political stuff."

The teacher’s attorney told WILX that they had no comment while the district was investigating the accusation.

Kato, who is originally from Nigeria, is also the high school’s soccer coach.

Comments (122)
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LEO0301
LEO0301

Why are Democrats so violent? Must be related to our very own @Hi_estComnDenomn

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

EXCUSE ME? "The school district has said they are investigating the incident." What's to investigate? Is he in possession of the pin? INVESTIGATION OVER! Fire his and PROSECUTE HIM FOR A HATE CRIME AND CHILD ABUSE.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Hopefully Mr. Kato is terminated and criminally charged for assaulting a minor.

Federalist1789
Federalist1789

By progressive “standards,” this should be classified as a hate-crime.

Deadrock
Deadrock

If that were my child, I would find that teacher. I’d almost bet he’s already left the country.

Tpr365
Tpr365

Immediate termination. We don’t need unstable teachers any where near our children. Fire him and then prosecute him. Also investigate the school administrators for allowing these crazy liberals anywhere near our youth.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I think Mr. Kato needs a good stomping.

ArkyArgyle
ArkyArgyle

tottenbrian
tottenbrian

I would love to meet that asshole, remind his self-righteous ass that this is still the United States of America, and we STILL observe the First Amendment

tfort
tfort

This is why I am a proponent for school uniforms.

debs37
debs37

A male teacher who physically assaults a female student---he should lose his license to teach and should NOT be allowed in any school system or working with children in ANY capacity. He is also a soccer coach--I wonder if he teaches his soccer players to disrespect women as he does. Any district that allows him near students is asking to be sued.

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

According to the FBI, a hate crime is a "criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity". According to liberal dogma gender identity is a self-declared state, such as being a "Trumpette". If this teacher assaulted her for being a "Trumpette", it could be a hate crime. (I just love it to use the liberals logic against them!)

Grog
Grog

The tolerant left "strikes" again! Why are those on the left so violent? And they say those on the right are uneducated............

RickinGreenHarbor
RickinGreenHarbor

I notice that they waited until the end to mention that the COMPUTER teacher was from NIGERIA. Maybe now he can return to online swindles as a “prince”?

Nolesrus1
Nolesrus1

As a former state investigator of certified educators in Florida my bet is that he was removed from the classroom and either placed on administrative leave or in a position with no contact with students.
I do not understand why people think it is okay to assault others over a hat, pin, shirt or opinion.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Fire his ass!👎

Balkanbobby
Balkanbobby

The teacher should be terminated then charged. This will most likely will not be the case because because a lawyer will argue that he didn't know better and secondly he is the soccer coach and we all know that the school is probably more concerned with having a good soccer team than the safety of the students.

Musicray
Musicray

This has become so common... I hope they prosecute this A-Hole! Too many of these libs teaching our kids... they keep doing it cause they get away with it... don’t give this guy a free pass..

Musicray
Musicray

They get away with it... that’s why this continues... some one should kick his ass....

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Nigeria has been ranked among the lowest countries for educational attainment in the world. Paul Kato, Mason High School teacher, has been leading a project to help change this.

Kaluni
Kaluni

“I made a criminal assault and larceny report against the teacher," Capi Earegood told WILX. In most jurisdictions, a taking of anothers' property by force is considered robbery, which usually carries a more severe penalty than a simple larceny. In addition, there are civil rights concerns (violation of a person's 1st Amendment protections) as well as possible civil (lawsuit) penalties. I hope this young lady uses every tool available to make things right.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

If the races had been reversed, the teacher white and the student black wearing an Obama pin, the Liberals and MSM organizations would be going nuts over this!! The leftists are such f••king hypocrites!!!

Angry Curmdgeon
Angry Curmdgeon

How about adding sexual assault charges to his other charges. Check Rep. Omar's district. He probably fled there for protection by her.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

If Kato cannot sit well with the American choice of the President, he should go back to the northern Nigeria and support the muslim warlords all he wants.

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Last time I checked the crime was called strong arm robbery. The progressive used force or fear to remove the property from the person of another and then kept it. Robbery in its simplest terms. He should have been taken into custody and the D.A. can reduce the charge if they so wish.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

I love to see guys in MAGA hats that ALSO are NRA members bearing arms. No one ever fucks with those guys... not even the packs of apes.


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