A Spanish teacher at a Colorado high school celebrated Cinco de Mayo with his students by bringing in a piñata with President Trump’s face on it, and having the kids smash it. Photos show a red, green and blue piñata with a photo of Trump’s smiling face in the center.
An angry parent of a student obtained a video of the incident and brought it to the attention of the Roosevelt High School’s superintendent. The mother also posted the photos and a video to Facebook, commenting, “So, this happened at my daughter’s high school today. The Spanish teacher allowed students to destroy a piñata that had Trump’s face on it (unclear if it was his idea or a student driven idea, but regardless it was allowed).”
She continued, “Now it’s no secret I didn’t vote for Trump, and I’m certainly not his biggest fan. I’d be outraged by this if it was Obama or Bush or Clinton. It’s really unbelievable, especially right here in little ol’ Johnstown, Colorado (a town which is honestly fairly conservative). I will definitely be taking this up with the school.”
The comments under the woman’s Facebook post were even more strongly worded. One woman commented, “This lack of respect for the leader of our country is why we voted Trump into office! After 8 years of the ineffectual (lack of) leadership we have just endured, our children have lost respect for anyone and everyone, especially themselves.”
The video, shown below, was obtained by the Colorado’s KDVR Fox affiliate and aired on the local news. The video shows blindfolded high school students hitting the piñata with a bat.
After the video went viral, the Spanish teacher, who has not yet been named, was given paid administrative leave pending an investigation that begins today (Monday).
Martin Foster, Roosevelt High School’s Superintendent, released a statement saying “This was an incredibly disrespectful act that does not reflect the values of Roosevelt High School or the school district.”
Then why are you till paying his salary, Mr. Foster? He should be on unpaid administrative leave until he is fired. This teacher’s behavior was outrageous and should not be tolerated.
There is enough liberal indoctrination going on in our schools across America. The last thing we need is to foster an environment where kids are taught it’s ok to disrespect our president.
UPDATE: It is now being reported that Roosevelt High School is not opening on Monday due to threats phoned into the school over the weekend. Weld County Police say they are investigating the credibility of the threat.
This teacher really screwed the pooch, angering the community and even getting school cancelled today.
Should this teacher be fired? Share your thoughts in the comment section.