A California female high school student got attacked after expressing her hope that President-elect Donald Trump would win the presidency.
A fellow black student got up from a table outside and assaulted the female student, according to cellphone video from KTVU.
Some students sat and watched, laughing while the girl got attacked. The black student walked up to the girl student, took the girl’s glasses off, and punched her repeatedly.
“Fuck you, you bitch,” the black student said. Another student had to pull the black student off the other student.
Someone made a negative comment about Mexicans on a social media post supporting Trump and the girl student responded, writing, “one of the few things we can agree on,” according to Mercury News.
Her father, Todd Armenio, maintained that his daughter’s statement was in reference to the original post, which expressed support for Trump.
“It makes me sick to my stomach that someone can’t voice their opinion publicly … it’s really a shame,” Armenio told KTVU.
According to the girl who was attacked, she was asked if she hated Mexicans before being assaulted.
“This girl comes up to me and she said, ‘Do you hate Mexicans?’ and I was like, ‘no,’ and she said, ‘You support Trump. You hate Mexicans,’” the girl recounted in an interview with KGO-TV.
The school released a statement saying that appropriate disciplinary action had already been taken.
“The recorded incident was investigated in conjunction with law enforcement and appropriate disciplinary action has been taken,” Woodside High Principal Diane Burbank said in a statement.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is working with the school and the students involved as they investigate the incident, according to a spokesman.
The black girl who attacked the pro-Trump student has been suspended in the meantime.
Khabral Muhammad, who claims to be a mentor for the black student, urged understanding for the attacker.
“We don’t want a mistake during a highly emotional and intense time to affect her long-term future,” he said. Muhammad serves as a life coach at Live in Peace, an organization dedicated to helping youth in Palo Alto.
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