Covington Catholic

Ryland Barton

A legislative committee has passed a bill that would make it a crime to share personal information about minors if the intent is to intimidate, abuse, threaten, harass or frighten them.

The legislation comes after the controversial video last year of students from Covington Catholic High School wearing “Make America Great Again” hats shouting near a Native American man playing a drum in Washington D.C.

Family members of one of the students in that video, Nick Sandmann, has said that they endured threats and insults after the video went viral last year.

Updated at 8:55 a.m. ET

A private detective agency hired by the diocese that oversees Kentucky's Covington Catholic High School says there's no evidence that the school's students instigated a conflict with a Native American man near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last month.

J. Tyler Franklin

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said he hoped to avoid weighing in on the confrontation between students at Covington Catholic High School and activists in Washington D.C, but took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize “liberals” who were upset by the controversy.

Over the weekend, a video surfaced showing a group of Covington Catholic students in “Make America Great Again” hats jeering, chanting and laughing at Native American activist Nathan Phillips, who calmly beat a drum and sang a prayer.