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.