Some middle school students in Chesterfield, Missouri, "are facing consequences" this week after an altercation on the bus over a "Make America Great Again" hat.Appropriately enough, the bully ended up with what appeared to be a bloody nose, after pushing the sartorial offender into the corner:
A cell phone video taken by one of the kids on the bus shows a group of students bullying a twelve-year-old boy, demanding that he take the hat off.
"I am going to have an anxiety attack," the boy with the camera phone yells in the video. "Take it off!!!" "You want to build a wall??? You want to build a f***ing wall???" he shrieks.
"What's wrong with building a wall to keep illegal immigrants out of our country?" the besieged boy asks. The situation quickly escalates from there as one of the boys lunges forward and starts wildly punching. The victim said he pushed back in self-defense, although that wasn't caught on camera.
"At one point he just got so frustrated that he pushed me," he said. "And then he kept hitting me and backing me up to like -- the window of the bus -- so I just had to push him out."
Suspending both the attacker and the victim in such cases is routine educational management, some ill guided form of zero tolerance for self defense:
I wonder if the attacker will cite this episode on his essay to apply to Berserkely.