Michigan high school student accuses teacher of assault over pro-Trump pin


A Michigan teen accused a high school teacher of assaulting her over a “Women for Trump” pin she wore to school last week.

The 16-year-old student at Mason High School in Mason, Mich., said a teacher told her that he did not like her pro-Trump pin Thursday, WILX reported.

“I was just really shocked that a teacher would especially do that,” she told the NBC affiliate. “He’s talking about the ‘Women for Trump’ pin and I said, ‘that’s fine you don’t have to like it, we can have our opinions.'”

{mosads} The teen alleged that the teacher then grabbed her and tried to remove the pin.

“He grabbed it and I pulled and I tried to push his hand away and he grabbed my shoulder, just kind of put his hand there, and then he started pulling more and more and I just started backing up,” she said. She told the outlet that the teacher placed the pin upside-down on his own shirt and said it belonged that way.

“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 continued.

Superintendent Ronald Drzewicki told the outlet that “Once we have a complete understanding of the situation, we will take appropriate action.”

Mason Police Chief Don Hanson said the department is looking into the report filed by the student’s family.

“The Mason Police Department has been in contact with a parent(s) of the student,” Hanson said in a press release, the Lansing State Journal reported. “Due to a student being involved and the matter being open, no additional details will be released at this time.”

The Hill has reached out to area police and Mason Public Schools for comment.


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