VIDEO: Teacher Under Investigation for Assaulting Female Student Over Pro-Trump Pin

A male teacher is under investigation by police in Michigan for assaulting a 16-year-old female student, Sadie, over her pin.

Sadie explains in a WILX news report “He grabbed it and I pulled and I tried to push his hand away and he grabbed my shoulder.”

WILX reports a Mason High School student turns to the police claiming a teacher assaulted her during school hours because she supports President Trump.

Sadie Earegood confirmed with NEWS 10 that the teacher involved in the incident was Paul Kato. The Mason School District has not confirmed with us that the allegations against Kato are true.

Earegood claims she was assaulted by Kato who ripped her “Women For Trump” pin off of her shirt.

Earegood is 16 and a junior at the school. She said the teacher, whose name has not been released, 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 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.”

he said the teacher then put the pin upside down on his shirt and stated that it belonged that way.

Mason Superintendent Ronald Drzewicki wouldn’t talk to us on camera, but he did say, “Once we have a complete understanding of the situation, we will take appropriate action.”

The Earegoods filed a police report.

“I made a criminal assault and larceny report against the teacher,” said Capi Earegood, Sadie’s mother. “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.”

Mason Police Chief Don Hanson confirmed his department is looking into a report of an alleged assault on Dec. 5.