by Sheri Urban
A young teen brutalized in a viral video saw a measure of justice today, after assailants who attacked him were charged for beating him up for wearing a Trump hat.
Five young teens in Florida were charged with misdemeanor battery after a video went viral of the group beating up a 14-year-old classmate on a school bus.
All five of the assailants were Black and the boy was White, raising outrage that this was a racial “hate crime.”
The boy’s parents said this attack came just after the boy wore a MAGA hat to school and openly voiced support for President Trump.
The five teens in Hamilton County were charged with misdemeanor battery, according to the sheriff’s office. The Sheriff would not tell 24News if they planned to pursue hate crime charges in the case.
The boy’s mother got the green light to post the disturbing video from her attorney, has been retweeted nearly 17,000 times.
Bizarrely, Fox News says it will not air or post the video online because it “contains minors,” generating much criticism online.
“Keep in mind this is only the first 21 seconds of the video,” tweeted the mother under the twitter handle @AmericanDiaries “Please RT to have these two girls and 3 boys held accountable.” She continued.
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. pic.twitter.com/8oEz79K2xN— American Diaries (@AmericanDiaries) December 12, 2019Advertisement
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In the video, which the woman claims was shot by another student and obtained from school officials, one female student in particular appears to overpower the boy as he tries to defend himself. He does not appear to be wearing a MAGA hat or any other Trump gear at the time. Other students are seen throwing an occasional punch at the boy as well.
The boy’s mother claims her son required medical treatment for head contusions after the incident, radio station WFTL of West Palm Beach reported.
The woman also wrote Nov. 22, the day after the incident, “To be clear, my son bought his #Trump2020 hat with his own money at the flea market a few weeks ago. He was proud to wear it. 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 & was now a target.”