A middle school bus assistant was caught on surveillance video abusing a child and ripping off his Trump MAGA hat. Gunnar Johansson, 14, said kids were allowed to wear hats to school if they made a donation to the March of Dimes. But the bus aide didn’t like his choice of hats so she attacked him and ripped it off his head.
A reporter covering the attack discovered the school doesn’t have a policy against wearing political attire. She writes, “LISTEN TO THIS: A Martin County school bus aide is under investigation for yelling at a student then grabbing his Trump MAGA hat off of his head for ‘hat day’ at school. The school does not have clear policies against wearing political attire.”
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, WPTV reported.
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.