May 09, 2017

Spanish teacher suspended with pay after letting students hit piñata with President Trump's face

StaffRebel Columnist

A Spanish teacher at at Roosevelt High School in Colorado has been placed on paid administrative leave after letting students hit a piñata with President Donald Trump's face on it.

According to CBS, Johnstown Milliken School District Superintendent Martin Foster said the incident took place during a Spanish class' celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Videos of the incident were posted on Snapchat by students. When one parent saw the videos, she took offense.

“It is disturbing that this would be happening in a school setting,” Lesley Hollywood said. “Why divide people? Why do this? There are so many other ways we can address politics in schools.”

“I wouldn't have cared if it was Obama's face on that piñata, or if it had been Hillary Clinton's face,” she added. “It doesn't matter. This is not how we should be teaching our children politics in this country.”

Some students have claimed that Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto was also on the piñata, but there is no evidence to suggest this was the case.

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commented 2017-05-09 16:58:29 -0400
What a terrible school sponsored activity; this teacher has let her political leanings affect her students, and she tried to normalize hitting those with who you disagree or dislike. This teacher and principal are promoting a message to students and it is wrong! Parents should take this to the Board of Education and demand more decisive action.
commented 2017-05-09 14:42:03 -0400
Actually, I would think being suspended with pay would be more like a paid vacation without losing any of your vacation time … a win/win for the teacher.
commented 2017-05-09 13:32:41 -0400
Another immigrant who hates the country that gave her a life.
commented 2017-05-09 13:30:33 -0400
When you’re suspended with pay, it’s like being sent to a corner. It should have been without pay, and maybe then this fool would have thought twice about imposing their own hatred of an elected president, on those who are not at the age of majority.
commented 2017-05-09 13:11:27 -0400
Actually got suspended? Things are looking up. How about with no pay next time.