VIDEO: Mom Says Students Beat Son On School Bus For Wearing MAGA Hat

Holly Matkin

The teen had been relentlessly bullied since he wore his MAGA hat to school one day, according to his mother.

Hamilton County, FL – A group of five students pummeled a 14-year-old classmate for having previously worn a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat to school, according to the victim’s mother (video below).

The teen has also been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, FOX News reported.

The attack occurred on a Hamilton County School District (HCSD) bus on Nov. 21, Superintendent Rex Mitchell said in a press release on Friday.

“I am sitting in the hospital with my 14 year old kid because he was just jumped by 8 black kids on the school bus, I guess that's what happens when a kid wears a #Trump hat to school,” the boy’s mother tweeted on the day of the assault. “Earlier today they poured milk all over his head.”

The teen’s mother said her son purchased his MAGA hat at a flea market weeks before the attack.

“He was proud to wear it,” she wrote. “He wore it to School, but due to immediate bullying he put it away & didn’t wear it to school again, sadly the damage was already done & [he] was now a target.”

From that point forward, the teen was “steadily” bullied by his peers, his mother said in a later tweet.

“He was getting hit, tripped & verbally abused on the bus,” she said. “He didn’t tell us.”

On Dec. 6, the teen’s mother expressed outrage that police had refused label the incident as a hate crime.

“The police is not considering it a hate crime because everyone that jumped on him were related. Yeah, I don't get it either,” she tweeted. “So if 5 white kids, all related, jumped a black child, no one would be screaming #HateCrime??? Double standards.”

However, even if the mother is correct about the reasons her son was attacked, it still wouldn't constitute a hate crime.

On Dec. 12, one month after the attack, the boy’s mother posted cell phone footage of the incident to Twitter.

The video showed a girl repeatedly punching the seated 14-year-old boy while the bus drove down the road.

He tried to push her away, and threw several punches before the girl climbed on top of him and started pummeling him.

Other teens also threw punches at the teen during the melee.

The boy was not wearing his MAGA hat at the time of the assault, but had worn it days prior, the boy’s mother said.

The video has been viewed over 14 million times since it was posted to Twitter.

The five students who assaulted the boy were ultimately charged with misdemeanor battery, FOX News reported.

In the press release on Friday, Mitchell noted that the district investigated the incident immediately after it occurred, and that there was action taken against the involved students.

“It is implied in the post that the altercation occurred because one of the students involved was wearing a political hat showing support for President Trump,” Mitchell wrote. “There was no evidence found during the investigation that indicated the student was wearing any of this apparel at the time of the altercation or that his wearing of such apparel on a prior occasion motivated the incident.”

The superintendent said that the fight began as a “verbal altercation,” and that it “escalated when additional students became involved.”

He also pointed out that, while the video shared online captured a small portion of what occurred, investigators had access to security footage from the school bus.

That video showed “not only the altercation, but all events prior to the altercation and its conclusion,” Mitchell added.

The superintendent said that the assault was an isolated incident.

“This was a very unfortunate incident that we take very seriously as the safety and welfare of the students is always our top priority,” Mitchell said. “Maintaining order on a school bus is a very difficult task. We use as many bus aides as possible to assist with maintaining a safe environment for the students.”

Mitchell said that, despite the district’s “immediate action,” the way the incident has been portrayed has brought negative attention to its staff and students.

“This was a very unfortunate incident completely unrelated to any political statements or agendas,” Mitchell reiterated. “However, we will continue to evaluate our safety procedures to prevent a future event and ensure the safety of all students in the Hamilton County School District.”

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) did not discuss allegations that the attack was or was not related to the teen’s MAGA hat, but noted that there seemed to be “some misinformation” that had been “passed along” with the now-viral video, according to a Facebook post on Friday.

HCSO confirmed that the incident did not meet criteria to be considered a hate crime.

You can watch the viral cell phone footage of the altercation in the video below:

Comments (108)
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stooge819
stooge819

How lovely.

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

HCSO confirmed that the incident did not meet criteria to be considered a hate crime.

If it had been eight White kids attacking an African American wearing a Kamala Harris or Corey Booker hat, they may have concluded otherwise.

flybynight
flybynight

Obama/Hillary gear completely acceptable.

Spsheriff
Spsheriff

8 black kids on 1 white = no hate crime 8 white kids on 1 black = hate crime and nation wide story for weeks.. marches and maybe a riot.. classic double standard in law enforcement today.. because people are scared of being called racist

Nkhodson23
Nkhodson23

They should have adults riding the busses to supervise, and be able to protect or hold accountable, whichever the case maybe.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects.

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

I am so angry right now. These pieces of crap black kids got away with it so they'll just move on to something even more dangerous next time. My heart aches for the boy because you can hear him screaming and the big, fat (probably black - yes, you can say I'm racist but it's probably true) bus driver didn't do an f'ing thing.

JLocke
JLocke

Love taps.

Aramovich
Aramovich

Sounds like a great law suit. Just settle and don't go before a jury.

LEO0301
LEO0301

If you want to make it safer for the students, put the black kids on another bus with armed security. I used to take a bus to school with all white students and guess what, not a single fight. So the common denominator is what students?

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

This is the ghetto lottery in reverse....sue the school district.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Weird. It's like every news outlet forgot to include the boy's behavior.

There was never a MAGA hat. The racist NASCAR American mom invented that her bitch-made son got bullied, when there are videos if him hitting and kicking the other girls. They had enough, and they whooped his ass.

What kind of pussy beats up on girls anyway? The same kind of pussy that gets beat up by girls.

Scaliwag
Scaliwag

Savages

TeeS
TeeS

Looks and sounds like a bunch of wild animals. Yeah, I would love to see what happens if the roles were reversed. You would have protests, and demands for justice and riots and what not. I also like how they are making sure that the student was safe on that bus. I would sue them all.

Marxest
Marxest

Wow! Look at that. How the times have changed! Marvelous! (They must have learned that from looking at white people.) I remember when it used to be eight whites attacking a single black person. Well, the "victim" can now empathize with innocent colored folk who were the victims of white perpetrated violence. More hate crimes occur against black people than anywhere else in this country, but white lives, excuse me, Blue Lives Matter is not going to report on that, much less acknowledge that it exists. Anyway. My "sympathies" to the kid, leave that MAGA politics out of school and with the adults. Toodles.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

If it looks like a hate crime Sounds like a hate crime

Gee it’s a hate crime!!

8 African American? Older, larger beating on ONE white child and its NOT a hate crime!!

Oh that’s right the luny libs say That African Americans aren’t racist!!

michelle1964
michelle1964

No that's not a hate crime. NOT. If that were white students that were hitting a black student it would of automatically be a hate crime. So pissed off at double standards.

Pilot350
Pilot350

As a former bus driver I would like to know where they were? The rules on the bus were not being followed and the bus should of been stopped and police called for either one behavior. Let's hold the children responsible today else we'll be teaching them to be responsible in prison later.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Old news.

Raymelson
Raymelson

8 blacks on one white boy an they want call it a hate crime no surprise here an it's gonna get worse

Angry Curmdgeon
Angry Curmdgeon

@Marxest Your so funny. 🤣🤣🤣 NOT. What a tool. It does not matter the color of the skin of those involved. It is the double standard applied that YOU are blind too. TOODLES!!

Justice-Juice
Justice-Juice

Filled with pickled jalapeño juice straight from the jar and squirted in

an apes face will instantly make the primate pump it's brakes and find reverse.

J10107
J10107

The little shit stains should be prosecuted and permanently barred from attending any school the victim attends, now and until the victim graduates high school.

And as a condition of the perpetrator's future school attendance wherever that may be, a parent should be required to transport and chaperone each perpetrator to their new school until the end of the 2020 school year.

And if either the parent or perpetrator has a problem with the aforementioned, make the aforementioned consequences until the perpetrators graduate high school !!!!

flhrxs17
flhrxs17

so much for the "tolerant" left and a bunch of racist little a$$holes.. prosecute 'em and their parents for being shitty parents

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

When this kid brings a gun to school and starts shooting black folks, don't be surprised. Completely and totally uncalled for, ignorant fatherless kids. Hopefully he takes the gun to the projects and not the school, so the innocent bystanders don't get hit.

Hyperbuddy45
Hyperbuddy45

They acted the same exact way as chimpanzees. I mean that literally because when inwas at the zoo they did that. Fucking hell man.


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