A Spanish Teacher in Colorado brought politics into the classroom and then some when she ensnared her students into smashing a pinata on Friday during a classroom Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Why is this so controversial? Well, a picture of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, was the face of that pinata.
High school students lined up to take a bat and hit the pinata while another person pulled the string and dangled the toy from the tree.
In the video, you hear cries of encouragement from fellow students as they cheer their classmates on in the attempts to smash a likeness of President Trump’s head.
At the end of the video, you can see a picture of two students jeering the camera as they hold their prize, a smashed up photo of President Trump.
The school district is now investigating the incident. The teacher involved is on PAID leave and her name was not released.
The school district will investigate the incident starting on Monday, according to the statement posted on the district’s website.
It has come to the attention of the Weld County School District RE-5J Johnstown-Milliken leadership that on Friday May 5, during a Spanish class at Roosevelt high school, President Donald John Trump’s picture was placed on a piñata as part of a Cinco De Mayo event. Facebook photos show the piñata, the piñata tied to a tree, and a student with a bat in hand near the piñata.
The teacher in charge of this class has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by the school district that will commence on Monday, May 8. Dr. Martin Foster, Superintendent, stated, “This was an incredibly disrespectful act that does not reflect the values of Roosevelt High School or the school district.”