Students charged in school bus beatdown that left 14-year-old Trump supporter hospitalized

Students charged in school bus beatdown that left 14-year-old Trump supporter hospitalized

The first question that arises out of the frankly obscene viral video of a group of teens on a school bus whaling furiously on another is where is the driver? A second question is why haven’t the mainstream media reported on this incident, which occurred on Nov. 21, though the answers to that question — there are two — seem to be self-evident. First the victim is white, which makes him unsympathetic to the Left. Second, according to a Twitter post by one of the child’s parents, who uses the handle “American Diaries,” he was wearing a pro-Trump hat, which makes him even more unsympathetic to the Left.

Here is the complete cell phone video via Charlie Kirk:

According to a report yesterday by Florida station WCTV, five students of the students involved face misdemeanor battery charges. The article further notes the school is “on it.”

Superintendent Rex Mitchell says the school district investigated, disciplined the students, and turned information over to the sheriff’s office for action.

In his statement, the superintendent also says there was no evidence that the student was wearing any President Trump apparel or that his wearing it on prior occasions motivated the incident.

Mitchell says the attack started with an argument between two students that escalated when more students got involved.

“We absolutely do not condone the use of physical force between students,” Mitchell said, and added “This was a very unfortunate incident completely unrelated to any political statements or agendas.” [Emphasis added]

So the superintendent admits there is no evidence that the student was (or wasn’t) wearing any Trump apparel, but in spite of that he’s able to state categorically that this “unfortunate” incident was “unrelated to any political statements or agendas.”

Too bad the super’s name is turning up only now. He would have made the perfect “fact” witness during the House impeachment hearings.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.