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Student arrested for stealing MAGA hat, slapping a teacher in profanity-laced rant

A Union of My high School was arrested Monday for grabbing a classmate’s MAGA hat and beat her teacher.

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A high school in California was on Monday arrested after they went on a profanity-laced rant against a classmate for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

Union of Me in high School, Jo-Ann Butler, 17, was suspended for one week and faces two counts of battery against her classmate for grabs are MAGA hat and the other against her English teacher, with whom they struck as he escorted her out of the classroom in an altercation captured on a mobile phone, according to CBS Sacramento.

“That is a racist and hateful symbol,” Butler said, adding she took out her anger on the student to “wake people up in a kind of way, because it does not cool the environment in the classroom.”

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The school district policy allows students to wear political gear.

According To The El Dorado Sheriff’s Sgt. Anthony Prencipe, Butler started “verbal berating” her classmate for wearing the pro-President Trump hat.

A high school student in California picked up a MAGA hat of to her classmate after criticizing him for wearing the pro-Trump gear.

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At one point, the region student picked up the hat and threw it on the ground.

The English teacher told Butler to leave, but she came back in, with the argument again with the hat in the owner. Prencipe, says the teacher stepped in to keep the angry student, who then struck him on the arm.

A school resource officer arrested Butler, who was transported to the El Dorado County juvenile hall.

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The school district released a statement that reads in part: “…of Students and staff safety is our highest priority, and the UMHS administration will continue to work with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office if the incident is being investigated.”

The El Dorado County District Attorney is expected to formally responsible Butler later this week.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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