Trump motorcade hit by 2×4, 5 students face charges

(National Star-News) A vehicle in President Donald Trump’s motorcade was struck by a ‘2×4’ – with five middle school students now facing charges, according to Florida authorities.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said in a statement Saturday that the incident happened Friday around 1:45 p.m.

The release said: ‘While assisting the United States Secret Service with a motorcade movement for President Donald Trump it was reported that a vehicle in the motorcade had been struck by what was believed to be a small hard object.

Several members of the motorcade returned to the scene after completing the motorcade to look for witnesses and objects along the roadway.

A child from a local middle school confessed to throwing the wood at the motorcade and also implicated four additional students.

The sheriff’s office tweeted a photo of the wood that allegedly struck the motorcade:

According to media reports, both a wooden chunk and a baseball-sized rock were taken and placed in bags by a sheriff’s office crime scene unit.

Trump’s motorcade was coming from the airport at the time, when it took place close to his private estate Mar-a-Lago.

Charges will be filed with the Palm Beach County States Attorney’s Office.

No additional information, including the names of the students, was given.

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