A student in Oklahoma is facing possible criminal charges after physically confronting a classmate who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
In a continuation of what has become the norm in America, that being that wearing a MAGA hat makes you a target, the encounter at Santa Fe High School in Edmond was captured on video.
“Take it off or I’ll rip it off … do you want me to rip it off?” the bully is heard telling the smaller student, who was also wearing a Trump flag as a cape.
When the white student tried to maneuver around, he grabbed the flag, eventually ripping it away as another student intervened. He would also knock the hat off the student’s head.
This is my friends son. Such a shame to see our children being publicly bullied for their beliefs!!
Outrageous! I’m not posting this for the political side of things, but for the cultural clash we have amongst our own people—Americans. It is having an affect on people of all ages—even children. This video was shot today at Sante Fe High School in Edmond, Oklahoma. Is this what we have become? Is this what you want to see more of—or worse?
Simply put, we lack the understanding and respect of other people’s values. Until such time there is a cultural transformation, we will be at war with one another.
Share share share and let’s make other folks aware of what is going on inside our schools here in America!!! I don’t care what political side you stand with, this is just WRONG
Posted by Theresa Pool White on Monday, February 25, 2019
The video was posted on Facebook by Teresa Pool White, who identifies herself as a friend of one of the student’s parents.
“Outrageous! I’m not posting this for the political side of things, but for the cultural clash we have amongst our own people—Americans. It is having an effect on people of all ages—even children. This video was shot today at Sante Fe High School in Edmond, Oklahoma. Is this what we have become? Is this what you want to see more of—or worse?” she asked.
The student was wearing the MAGA hat as part of a school fundraising event, according to the Edmond Sun.
“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,” the school said in a statement. “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.”
According to The Sun, the black student is 18 years old and the other student is a minor.
Kenneth Dewayne Jones, was issued a ticket of summons on an offense of assault and battery, the paper reported — he has not been formally charged.
The summons compels the parents of both students to meet with the city attorney and try to work something out. If not agreement is reached, the city attorney will decide if assault charges are filed against the student who was the aggressor.
The other student’s father told KFOR-TV they may pursue charges and that he was proud of his son.
“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,” the father said, according to the NBC affiliate.
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