COLORADO – A Spanish high school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after allowing her students to beat a piñata with Trump’s face on it.
The incident took place Friday at Roosevelt High School during a Spanish class celebration of Cinco de Mayo, according to Johnstown-Milliken School District Superintendent Martin Foster.
Video and pictures of the celebration surfaced on social media sites that showed the piñata featuring a picture of President Trump’s face, and blind-folded students using a bat to repeatedly hit it as it swung wildly in the air.
The video also showed another person pulling a string attached to the piñata to hold the toy up on a tree, as classmates looked on from the sidelines, yelling words of encouragement.
One caption on a photo posted to Snapchat read, “He’s been defeated.”
Roosevelt High parent Lesley Hollywood saw the videos posted to Snapchat and said, “It is disturbing that this would be happening in a school setting. Why divide people? Why do this? There are so many other ways we can address politics in schools.”
Hollywood added, “I wouldn’t have cared if it was Obama’s face on that piñata, or if it had been Hillary Clinton’s face. It doesn’t matter. This is not how we should be teaching our children politics in this country.”
The Weld County School District announced on Saturday the teacher involved in the disgraceful “celebration” was immediately placed on paid administrative leave.
KDVR reports that the name of the teacher has not yet been released, but an investigation is slated to begin Monday.
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