Colorado teacher accused of letting kids hit Trump pinata

Author: The Associated Press - May 7, 2017 - Updated: May 7, 2017

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JOHNSTOWN, Colo. — School officials in Colorado are investigating allegations that a high school Spanish teacher allowed students to hit a pinata with a picture of President Donald Trump on it during a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

KCNC-TV reported Sunday that Johnstown Milliken School District Superintendent Martin Foster said the incident allegedly occurred on the grounds of Roosevelt High School in the northern Colorado town of Johnstown.

The station says the teacher is on paid leave. The teacher’s name hasn’t been released.

Lesley Hollywood, the parent of a Roosevelt student, says she was offended when saw a video of the pinata on the social media app Snapchat.

Hollywood says she didn’t vote for Trump but the pinata was disrespectful.

The Associated Press


  • Myke

    May 8, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Teachers really need to keep their political opinions to themselves, the definitely dont beling in a classroom at ANY school or age. Totally not ok. And encouraging kids to take a whack at our President should be grounds for dismisdal. I wouldve fired her on the spot.

  • Michelle vonAhn

    May 8, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    A lying, disrespectful President is absolutely fair game. I am sure that any student who did not feel like doing it was not forced to do so, unlike those who are trying to coerce people into saying the Pledge of Allegiance or standing for the national anthem.

  • Michelle

    May 8, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    I think that wanting to deprive 24 million Americans of health care is more disrespectful, and maybe worthy of a pinata.

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