MISSOURI - A group of middle school students were caught on camera assaulting a 12-year old boy for wearing a Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" hat on the school bus. In the video you can clearly see the children arguing over building the proposed border wall. Punches were thrown and now all the students involved are suspended from school including the victim that was attacked. The Parkway School District released the statement below.
"On Wednesday, February 1, three students got into an argument on an after-school activity bus at Parkway West Middle School over a hat worn by one of the students. Two of the students got into a physical altercation with both students striking each other in the face. The third student videotaped a portion of the incident, verbally escalated the confrontation and posted it online. The entire incident was captured on internal video cameras on the school bus, which was used by the school to conduct a full investigation and gather all the facts.
As a result, all three students have received suspensions in accordance with Parkway’s student discipline policy. Upon completion of suspensions, the three students will participate in a restorative mediation process to help learn to resolve their differences in a peaceful and respectful manner.
We regret that this incident occurred as it does not reflect the positive character we expect from our students. We will continue to work together with students, staff and families to ensure all students learn to treat each other with dignity and respect."