A young boy in Florida was hospitalized with head contusions after a vicious attack by a group of black classmates while riding the bus. He was targeted for wearing a Trump hat.
Warning: Video below.
The family of the student, identified only as Tyler, has now hired a lawyer and released a video of the attack.
Earlier in the day, the student also had milk poured over his head.
“I am sitting in the hospital with my 14 year old kid because he was just jumped by 8 black kids on the school bus, I guess that’s what happens when a kid wears a #Trump hat to school. And who’s the violent ones again? Earlier today they poured milk all over his head,” the parent, who uses the Twitter handle “American Diaries,” tweeted.
I am sitting in the hospital with my 14 year old kid because he was just jumped by 8 black kids on the school bus, I guess that's what happens when a kid wears a #Trump hat to school. And who's the violent ones again? Earlier today they poured milk all over his head. pic.twitter.com/fS3BfBJnOa
— American Diaries (@AmericanDiaries) November 21, 2019
The boy’s mother explained on Twitter that she believed the attackers were motivated by a Trump 2020 campaign hat that her son had previously worn to school.
She said that the boy stopped wearing the hat due to harassment, but that the bullying continued.
‘To be clear, my son bought his Trump 2020 hat with his own money at the flea market a few weeks ago,’ the mother wrote.
‘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 & [he] was now a target,’ she said.
‘From that point on he was steadily getting messed with. He was getting hit, tripped & verbally abused on the bus, but it all came to a head yesterday on his bus ride home,’ she continued.
Video of the attack shows at least three females and two males raining blows down on Tyler’s head as he tries to protect himself from the attack.
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, 2019
Tyler’s mother says she believes the assault was racially motivated. Tyler is white, and the assailants appear to be black.
‘Plain and simple this was a hate crime and attempted murder according to the state of Florida since it was over three kids that jumped him and these kids are older and larger,’ the mother tweeted.
She said that she had contacted the police and the school district, and that the children involved had been suspended from school.
We have no info on any charges being filed against any of the students involved in the attack.