WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A Weld County high school teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after photos of a controversial Cinco de Mayo incident of students smashing a pinata with President Donald Trump’s picture on it circulated online.
The name of the teacher at Roosevelt High School has not been released, but Weld County School District RE-5J Johnstown-Milliken said an investigation will begin Monday.
“This was an incredibly disrespectful act that does not reflect the values of Roosevelt High School or the school district,” Superintendent Martin Foster said.
Facebook photos showed the pinata on a tree with a bat in the hand of a Spanish class student from Roosevelt High School in Johnstown.
The post was later removed.