An eleven year-old student at Stafford Elementary is recovering Wednesday after being beaten by several of his classmates.
The boy said it was during a mock election when the class was asked, “Who voted for Donald Trump?”
Then they beat him up.
FOX 26 reported:
In an exclusive interview with FOX 26, the 11-year-old boy involved and his family tell us what happened.
“This is America,” said Mary Lemmon, the mother of the student beaten. “Everyone has the right to their own opinion, and they shouldn’t be beat up for it.”
But just a day after Donald Trump was elected President, that’s exactly what happened to her son at Stafford Elementary School.
“These boys decided to ask the classroom, ‘Who voted for Donald Trump?’ And then I said, ‘I did.’ And then they come over here and jerked me out of my seat,” said the student. “Before I could get up they started kicking me and punching me.”
The student’s name was protected by request of his parents. But he told us the classroom did have a teacher present. He said when he was on the ground, it “felt like it was forever”.
“We have not really gotten a clear explanation of how long this went on and why did it take so long for it to be stopped?” said his father Buddy Lemmon.
The Lemmons said they received a call from the principal of the school immediately after the incident.