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California high school student arrested following fight over 'Make America Great Again' cap

Posted: 12:10 PM, Aug 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-29 16:10:57Z

A California high school student has been charged with two counts of battery stemming from a fight involving a Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" cap, according to KOVR-TV

Cell phone video of the fight shows a Union Mine High School student confronting and yelling at a fellow student wearing a red MAGA hat in support of President Trump. After yelling at her classmate, she reportedly grabbed the hat off his head and threw it on the ground and left the classroom, according to the El Dorado Sheriff's Office .

The student later returned to the classroom and again removed the student's hat. The teacher escorted the girl out of the classroom, and she reportedly slapped him on the arm as he led her out. 

A school resource officer arrested the girl in the hallway. She was taken to a local juvenile detention center and suspended from school, according to KTXL-TV .

 

The girl was charged with two counts of battery, once against the student with the MAGA hat, the other against the teacher.

"“…student and staff safety is our highest priority and the UMHS administration will continue to cooperate with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office as the incident is being investigated,” the school said in a statement, according to KTXL.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.