ROCKVILLE, MD. (WUSA9) - During the third straight day of student protests against the presidential election results in Montgomery County, several students beat up at 15-year-old who was wearing a Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hat.
Police said they have a suspect in custody who is facing a second-degree assault charge.
It happened during Richard Montgomery High School's anti-Trump walk-out and protest.
The student was found with scraps on his knee and he told police he hit his head. The young man walked himself to an ambulance. Police said he went to a hospital to get checked out.
It's not clear who instigated the fight, but there was an apparent verbal altercation first. Three adults said they saw multiple students punch and kick the 15-year-old boy.
“A hand went up and then all four jumped on top of him and that’s when I ran over to try and stand over him," said Veronica Vaca, a parent who came to monitor the protest in support of her daughter.