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Teacher Placed on Leave After Letting Students Hit Trump Piñata

By    |   Monday, 08 May 2017 11:25 AM

A Colorado high school teacher was placed on administrative leave after students were seen smashing a piñata with President Donald Trump's photo on it during a Cinco de Mayo celebration, KDVR in Denver is reporting.

An investigation into the incident was launched Monday by school officials, who were not releasing the name of the teacher at Roosevelt High School, according to the television station.

Roosevelt High is in the northern Colorado town of Johnstown, south of Fort Collins and north of Denver.

"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," officials said in a statement. "Facebook photos show the piñata, the piñata tied to a tree, and a student with a bat in hand near the piñata."

And Superintendent Dr. Martin Foster added, "This was an incredibly disrespectful act that does not reflect the values of Roosevelt High School or the school district."

Parents at the school expressed concern about the incident.

"It is disturbing that this would be happening in a school setting," Roosevelt High parent Lesley Hollywood told CBS4 in Denver. "Why divide people? Why do this? There are so many other ways we can address politics in schools."

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