Colorado teacher on leave after Trump piñata goes viral
A Colorado teacher has been suspended for actions taken on Cinco de Mayo.
The teacher from Roosevelt High School in Johnstown, Colorado, who has been unnamed by news outlets, let students hit a piñata with President Trump's face on it. That night, local mother Lesley Hollywood shared photos from social media of the piñata:
"The Spanish teacher allowed students to destroy a pinata that had Trump's face on it," she said. "It's really unbelievable, especially right here in little ol' Johnstown, Colorado (a town which is honestly fairly conservative)."
The following day, the Weld RE-5J School District announced that the student was on leave and investigation will be opened:
Not only that, but classes were canceled at Roosevelt on Monday because of a threat. Superintendent Martin Foster later updated that, "At this time, the Johnstown Police Department's investigation has revealed no credible threat."
"Interviews with students and family members have led law enforcement to believe that there was no direct threat of violence, and that any presumption of a threat was based on rumor," Foster said.
A community meeting was also canceled due to the incident. In addition to the internal investigation, the Johnstown Police Department has launched their own investigation.
See photos of the piñata and scene