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El Dorado HS student arrested after throwing classmates 'MAGA' hat to the ground

One student at Union Mine High School allegedly began verbally berating another student for wearing a "MAGA" hat. The altercation escalated from there, according to deputies.

An El Dorado County high school student was arrested after allegedly confronting another student who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

The arrested student began arguing with another student for wearing the “MAGA” hat, according the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department. The student then allegedly snatched the hat and threw it on the ground before being told by teacher to leave the room.

Officials said the student returned to class and continued to berate the classmate, taking the hat again.

The teacher put his arm out to keep the students away from each other, but the student allegedly slapped the teacher’s arm away.

The student was arrested and taken to the El Dorado County Juvenile Hall.

Authorities say no other information is being released, due to the ages of the students involved.

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