A high school student in El Dorado, Calif., was arrested Monday after assaulting both a classmate and a teacher in a fight over a “Make America Great Again” hat.
According to El Dorado Sheriff’s Sgt. Anthony Prencipe, Jo-Ann Butler, a 17-year-old senior at Union Mine High School, became enraged at a classmate for wearing a MAGA hat. At one point during her assault, Butler grabbed the student’s hat and threw it from his head. The teacher then asked Butler to leave – but she returned, at which point she slapped the teacher’s arm as he tried to physically separate her from the hat’s owner.
The teacher subsequently called the police. Butler faces two counts of battery – and she believes her actions were a “political statement.”
“Maybe just wake people up in some type of way, because it’s not cool the environment our classroom is in,” Butler told CBS 13.
Oh, and because it’s 2018, of course, the entire incident of unhinged liberal outrage was caught on cellphone video by another student. Watch below.
For what it’s worth, the El Dorado Union High School District’s clothing policy does allow students to wear political symbols, and the district released a statement that they are cooperating with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office investigation of the incident. However, this whole thing proves just how entitled liberal snowflakes are – and the media all but encourages their intolerant behavior.
Not only did Butler’s father offer a non-rebuke of his daughter’s untoward behavior, but CBS sought them both out for an interview. Meanwhile, the target of Butler’s complete and total intolerance was offered no chance to speak his mind or share his thoughts on Butler’s actions. So Butler is awarded 15 minutes of fame for acting like an absolute jerk, and her classmate becomes yet another data point on the long list of Trump supporters who have been physically assaulted for their political beliefs.
Butler has been suspended from school for a week, but her liberal friends likely hail her a hero. The El Dorado County District Attorney will likely decide later this week whether she will be formally charged.