As 2020 draws closer, political tensions are continuing to rise – especially among those who have different viewpoints about America’s commander in chief.
In Mason, Michigan, political tension is driving a wedge between at least one student and a teacher. One Michigan teenager filed a police report after she says a teacher assaulted her by pulling her “Women for Trump” pin off of her because he disliked the support she was showing for the president.
“I was just – I was really shocked that a teacher, especially, would do that,” Mason High School Junior Sadie Earegood told Fox 47 News.
Earegood said this all started because the teacher in question commented on the “Women for Trump” pin she was wearing, and expressed his disapproval.
“I said, ‘That’s fine. You don’t have to like it, we can have our opinions,'” said Earegood.
Earegood says after that, he grabbed the pin from her.
“He grabbed it and he pulled and I tried to push his hand away. He grabbed my shoulder and just kind of put his hand there and started pulling more and more and then I just started backing up,” said Earegood.
She says the teacher then put the pin upside down on his own shirt and said that it belonged that way.
Mason Superintendent Ronald Drzewicki gave a statement to Fox 47 saying, “Once we have a complete understanding of the situation, we will take appropriate action.”
But Earegood and her mother decided to take the matter into their own hands.
“We filed a police report after school that day and basically the cops are going to do an investigation,” said Earegood.
Mason Police Chief Don Hanson confirmed that his department is looking into a report of an alleged assault on Dec. 5.
Earegood says she will not be silenced by this incident and will continue to show her support for President Trump.
“I just want him to know that it’s not okay to do that. I want this to be a learning experience for other teachers, and I’m not going to stop wearing my political stuff,” said Earegood.