A school bus aide in Martin County, Florida may be facing charges after forcefully removing a “Make America Great Again” cap from a student passenger’s head.
The incident was even caught on tape via the bus cameras. WPTV reporter Meghan McRoberts obtained and shared the footage on her Twitter.
The victim in the case is 14-year-old Gunnar Johansson. Johansson explained to WPTV-TV news that he and his peers were allowed to wear caps if they had donated to the March of Dimes.
“She, like, threatened me with a referral and threatened to turn the bus around,” Johansson recounted. ” I said ‘write me up, I didn’t do anything wrong’, and then she yanked my hat off. It was crazy.”
There is no policy against political clothing for the school or district and the Martin County Sheriff’s Office has told reporters that they are investigating after Johansson’s mother called and reported the incident.