WPTV "Surveillance video on a Martin County school bus shows a bus aide yelling at a student to take off a Trump hat, then grabbing it off of his head.
Now, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether the bus aide committed a crime.
Gunnar Johansson, 14, said this week, students were allowed to wear a hat to school if they made a donation to March of Dimes.
He decided to wear a Trump, Make America Great Again hat, “to show my pride in Trump America,” Johansson said.
He boarded his bus to Hidden Oaks Middle School, and within seconds, the bus aide can be heard talking to Johansson.
“Boy, if you don’t that that hat off this bus… take it off. Take that hat off… take that hat off…” the bus aide, who has not been identified, is heard saying.
“I was really confused, I was like ‘I can’t wear this?’ “Johansson said.
The bus aide is heard telling the teenager to put his hat in his backpack, and continuing to tell him to take it off.
“She, like, threatened me with a referral and threatened to turn the bus around. I said ‘write me up, I didn’t do anything wrong’, and then she yanked my hat off. It was crazy,” Johansson said.
He continued the bus ride without wearing his hat, though other students wearing hats were allowed to keep wearing them.
From Sharon: The end of the raw video, the 14 year old boy was incredulous saying... "I am trouble for that? Are you serious?" And he is told he is in trouble.
The fact is the left has empowered the random 'Joe', from their public platform, that it is okay to assault people wearing #MAGA gear. We all know this. The impact of this strategy harms the freedom of speech and I pray that the independent flair within the American spirit causes for all Americans to know this is just not the right direction to take our country.
My heart goes out to that kid, showing his good upbringing by balancing the situation with grace.