A student at Edmond Santa Fe High School was assaulted during a fundraising event for wearing a MAGA hat and carrying a Trump flag.
A video of the incident shows a student harassing another student, demanding he take off his MAGA hat. The bully then hits the MAGA hat off of the students head and rips the Trump flag from his hands, as noted by deplorablekel.com.
“Take it off or I’ll rip it off,” the student in the vest says in the video. He then knocks the “Make America Great Again” hat off the other student’s head and forcefully rips the “Trump 2020” flag out of his hands.
“Take that s–t off!” the student in the vest says repeatedly before the video cuts out.
School officials told a local ABC affiliate they have surveillance video that shows the same scene shown in the cellphone video.
The school says due to a special fund raising week event the Trump supporter was not violating policy with his apparel. They issued this statement:
“Edmond Public Schools is aware of cell phone video captured and posted to social media showing an incident between two students in a hallway at Edmond Santa Fe High School. The incident took place Monday, February 25th, the start of Santa Fe’s Double Wolf Dare Week, a series of assemblies, night events, sports tournaments and other events organized and staged to raise money toward the annual fund-raising goal. On the 25th, students were allowed to contribute a dollar to the fundraising cause in exchange for a pass to wear headgear to school, which is typically not allowed in school facilities during the school day.
In the video, a student is seen confronting a classmate who is wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and carrying a “Trump” flag. The student then proceeds to grab the flag and knock the hat off of his classmate’s head.
Given that hats were allowed at school yesterday as part of the week-long fundraising events, there was no specific dress code violation. The student’s choice to grab a classmate’s property and knock his hat off did, however, violate the school’s discipline policy. In response, Edmond Santa Fe High School administrators, working simultaneously with Edmond Police, addressed the incident with swift and immediate disciplinary action.
The school district honors students’ First Amendment rights, but must at the same time be vigilant in teaching and supporting students as they learn how best to respectfully express their opinions.”
The Trump supporter’s father says they may pursue legal action.
“At this time we are entertaining pursuing charges. I told my son I was proud of him, he handled the situation very well, he did not become aggressive, he stood his ground for what he believed in, but I was proud of him and I will always back him.”