A high school Spanish teacher in Colorado was placed on administrative leave after images and videos surfaced of her students smashing a piñata with a picture of Donald Trump on it during a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday, May 5.
Photos and videos obtained by Fox News show Roosevelt High School students in Weld County School District taking a bat and smashing the piñata. Another person pulled a string to hold the toy up on a tree. A second photo of the piñata had the caption, “He’s been defeated.”
The next day, on Saturday, May 6, Weld County School District took to Facebook to announce that the teacher, who has yet to be identified, was placed on paid administrative leave. Furthermore, the school district said it will begin its investigation on Monday, May 8.
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.”
This is all the information available at this time. This article will be updated when more becomes available.