On Thursday, a video of a 14-year-old boy being violently attacked by a group of school bus bullies was uploaded online. The boy’s mother is claiming the violent altercation was due to her son wearing one of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats.
While the incident was uploaded online yesterday, the Daily Mail reports the incident took place in Hamilton County, Florida on November 21.
The Daily Mail reports:
The incident left the boy, identified only as Tyler, hospitalized with head contusions, according to his mother, a Trump supporter who tweets under the handle @AmericanDiaries.
The attorney, Walker, verified in a tweet that the incident occurred on a school bus in Hamilton County, and that he was representing the family. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.
The boy’s mother explained on Twitter that she believed the attackers were motivated by a Trump 2020 campaign hat that her son had previously worn to school.
According to the report, the boy was previously bullied for wearing the hat—which he reportedly bought himself—before he decided to stop wearing it. The bullying continued, however, escalating to the conflict which hospitalized him.
“To be clear, my son bought his Trump 2020 hat with his own money at the flea market a few weeks ago,” the mother said on Twitter.
“He was proud to wear it,” she continued per the report. “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.”
For those asking where the hat is in the video, I posted this on 11/22/19. https://t.co/2a3OIfJ9hA
— American Diaries (@AmericanDiaries) December 13, 2019
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“From that point on he was steadily getting messed with. He was getting hit, tripped & verbally abused on the bus, but it all came to a head yesterday on his bus ride home,” she continued.
“He didn’t tell us about the bullying, but they took it to a new level yesterday and we are just now learning what he was going through,” the boy’s mother also said.
….about the bullying, but they took it to a new level yesterday and we are just now learning what he was going through. My husband is going to the sheriffs department now and I really hope these kids are held accountable.
— American Diaries (@AmericanDiaries) November 22, 2019
The boy’s mother also addressed online why she is not able to transfer Tyler to another school.
Now imagine if New York City had only one elementary school and one high school and no private schools.
— American Diaries (@AmericanDiaries) November 25, 2019
The Daily Wire reports the situation is currently under investigation:
The horrifying incident occurred in Hamilton County, Florida; the boy’s family has engaged an attorney, Foye B. Walker, who advised them it was permitted to publish part of the video of the incident.
Walker tweeted the video that the mother posted. The mother tweeted the caption, “My attorney @FoyeWalkerPA said it’s okay to release the video, warning graphic keep in mind this is only the first 21 seconds of the video…please RT to have these two girls and 3 boys held accountable.”
The video of the incident was released by the boy’s lawyer over social media. It can be seen below (CAUTION: contains material which many would consider graphic in nature):
I am representing the victim in this video who is a student at Hamilton County, FL School District. This incident occurred on the school bus and is under investigation.https://t.co/POTpm4vu9K
— Foye B Walker PA (@FoyeWalkerPA) December 12, 2019