Mom investigated after video goes viral, sparks outrage

A local mother is being investigated after posting a video online of her young child being thrown out of her home after he told her he voted for Donald Trump during a mock election at his elementary school.

HOUSTON - A mother is being investigated after posting a video online of her young child being thrown out of her home after he told her he voted for Donald Trump during a mock election at his elementary school. 

On Friday, the cell phone video went viral on Facebook with more than 10 million views in less than 24 hours. 

Many people have commented on the video, saying the mother should be in jail. We spoke with neighbors who say the video is shocking. 

"I can't believe a mother would go against her son like that and put her kid through that much trauma. That's awful." said Mike Terry, a neighbor. 

The video shows the mother's reaction to learning her young son voted for president-elect Donald Trump in a mock election held at his elementary school.

"Since you voted for Trump, you can get your sh*t and get out. Uh uh, the suitcase is packed by the door." the woman says at the beginning of the video.

In the video, she repeatedly tells her son to take his suitcase and get out of the house. The child is clearly terrified and crying, pleading with his mother to let him stay.

Once outside the home, the woman made the boy hold a sign saying, "My mom kicked me out because I voted for Donald Trump." As he walks down the sidewalk, the woman says, "Bye, Donald Trump lover."   

Later in the video, the woman asks her child why he voted for Trump to which he replies because he sees Trump a lot on TV. 

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office and Child Protective Services are currently investigating.

Detectives say the woman told them she was just trying to make a joke. Detectives say as disturbing as the video is, there is no evidence of any criminal wrongdoing. 

One detective said he met with the family and the boy appears to be in good shape. The detective also said the mother has apologized for the video. 

(© 2016 KHOU)


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