American Diaries twitter handle claims 14 year old boy wearing Donald Trump MAGA hat beaten Florida school bus by 8 black kids. Son recovering as kids expelled.
A Twitter user purporting to be the parent of a 14 year old ‘white’ boy has shared video of the un-named teen being ‘brutally’ beaten by eight black kids on a school bus in Hamilton County, Florida over his unabashed support for Donald Trump.
The post from handle, American Diaries follows the parent first taking to social media on the day of the alleged attack, November 21.
Posts the purported parent: ‘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 victim is only identified by his first name Tyler, the dailymail reports.
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
‘My attorney @FoyeWalkerPA said it’s okay to release the video.’
In a follow-up tweet on Thursday, December 12, the parent posted video footage of the alleged beating, saying, ‘My attorney @FoyeWalkerPA said it’s okay to release the video,’ and warned that it is graphic.
Adding, ‘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.’
Mr. Walker confirmed on social media: ‘I am representing the victim in this video who is a student at Hamilton County, FL School District. This incident occurred on the school bus and is under investigation.’
It remained unclear the extent of the alleged victim’s injuries – beyond head contusions – and the school that the children hail from.
‘This was a hate crime’ claims alleged victim’s mother:
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.
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.
The alleged incident is a string of violent altercations following Donald Trump’s ascent to the presidency – with the Republican having run under the banner, ‘Make America Great Again.’ The slogan has been popularized by supporters wearing a red cap with the embossed ’Trumpism.’
Wearers from time to time have been assaulted or outright attacked by individuals who take exception to what many perceive to be the exclusive policies and mandates of ‘White America’.