Student Claims Teacher Assaulted Her for Wearing ‘Women For Trump’ Pin
Pupil claimed the teacher grabbed her pin before pinning it upside down on his own shirt
A 16-year-old Michigan high school student has claimed her male teacher assaulted her for wearing a “Women For Trump” pin, according to reports.
Sadie Earegood, who is a junior at Mason High School, said the alleged incident occurred when her teacher confronted her, saying he didn't like the pin last Thursday.
“That’s fine, you don’t have to like it, we can have our opinions,” she recalled.
Earegood claimed the teacher grabbed her pin before pinning it upside down on his own shirt.
“He grabbed it, and I pulled, and I tried to push his hand away, and he grabbed my shoulder,” she told Fox47.
Earegood's mother told the network that they filed a police report, accusing the teacher of criminal assault and larceny.
“He had no right to put his hands on my child over a pin or anything else,” fumed Capi Earegood, Sadie’s mother.
“The first amendment gives everyone the right to express their freedom of speech," she added.
"No one should get that upset about someone wearing a political pin.”
“Once we have a complete understanding of the situation, we will take appropriate action,” school superintendent Ronald Drzewicki told the outlet.
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Mason Public Schools said it contacted law enforcement folwing the student's complaint, according to Fox News.
The school district declined to provide further details due to federal laws prohibiting the district from discussing student-related information with anyone other than law enforcement.
Mason Police Chief Don Hanson said police have been contacted by school officials and are in contact with the student's parents.
But Sadie Earegood said she wouldn’t stop wearing political pins.
“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,” she told WILX 10.