It seems that we can no longer have discussions about politics in America without resorting to name-calling or violence, particularly among our liberal brethren, and this sickening trend has now reached America’s children.
A video circulating on the internet showed a 12-year-old boy in St. Louis being viciously beaten on a school bus because he had the audacity to wear a Donald Trump hat, KMOV reported.
Want to know the even more disgusting part? After he was beaten up, the school suspended Gavin Cortina — even though he was the one who was beaten up for his political views.
Reportedly the incident started when the children were talking about Trump’s border wall proposal. One kid said the cap was giving him “an anxiety attack.” The conversation then escalated into a fight.
“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,” said a statement released by the school.
Once again, it was a Trump supporter being attacked by those who opposed Trump — the same ones who claim they are for inclusiveness and peace.
You can watch the video of the fight, and an interview with Gavin and his mother, here (WARNING: Some viewers will find this video disturbing):
All of the students involved in the fight were suspended.
The New York Daily News reported that Gavin did fight back, but only in self-defense. That didn’t stop the school administration from punishing him as if he had done something wrong.
The boy’s mother, Christina Cortina, stated she wasn’t sure if she would let her son wear the cap around anymore, and she was upset that the school treated her son like all of this was his fault, Fox News reported.
This sort of behavior is what happens when kids see how deeply partisan and divided our politics have become. They see liberals in the streets beating up Trump supporters and attacking police, and they think it’s perfectly fine because there is very little outcry from the left.
It’s a tragedy this happened to Gavin, but hopefully it will open some people’s eyes to how dangerous our political discord has become.
H/T U.K. Daily Mail
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