A female high school student and her family have filed a police report alleging that a male high school teacher assaulted her by pulling a "Women for Trump" pin off her shirt. Her name is Sadie Earegood, 16, and she gave her story to News 10, WILX, about her incident with Paul Kato, a media technology teacher at Mason High School in Mason, MI.
Earegood says the incident happened a week ago, on December 5, and that Kato saw her pin and removed it from her shirt.
As stated by WILX:
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She said Kato, started off by saying he didn't like the pin she was wearing.
"I was just really shocked that a teacher would especially do that," she said. "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.'"
Earegood described a struggle between herself and the teacher where he tried to take the pin off her.
"He grabbed it and I pulled, I tried to push his hand away and he grabbed my shoulder," she said. "(He) just kind of put his hand there, and then he started pulling more and more and I just started backing up."
She said the teacher then put the pin upside down on his shirt and stated that it belonged that way.
WILX says the Superintendent only gave a written statement that said they would only take appropriate action once they know the full details of the story. The super's name is Ronald Drzewicki and he refused to speak to WILX in person (sounds cowardly, right).
The teacher, according to students, has not been in class since the incident.
The girl's mother, Capi Earegood, filed the police report and said, “I made a criminal assault and larceny report against the teacher... He had no right to put his hands on my child over a pin or anything else. The first amendment gives everyone the right to express their freedom of speech. No one should get that upset about someone wearing a political pin."
WILX further reported that the Mason police have in fact confirmed a report of alleged assault was filed on December 5. The Mason School District, however, has not confirmed with WILX if the story has been confirmed.
It should be noted that the dress code for their school does not mention political attire being banned.