California HS student facing battery charges after taking classmate’s MAGA hat

A student at Northern California high school is facing battery charges after an altercation over a MAGA hat.

Jo-Ann Butler, a 17-year-old senior at Union Mine High School in El Dorado, became enraged at a classmate for wearing the MAGA hat. Video of the incident show a teacher attempting to subdue Butler during the incident, which began when she grabbed the hat off his head.

“That’s a racist and hateful symbol,” Butler told CBS Sacramento.

In addition to being arrested, Butler was suspended from school for a week. The The El Dorado County District Attorney is still deciding whether she will be formally charged, with a decision likely coming this week.


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