I think that our nation may be suffering from a deficit of common sense.
We keep hearing about these stories of idiocy from our various corners of our communities as supposedly reasonable adults make rash and foolhardy decisions. Like this one from a public school teacher in Colorado.
A teacher was placed on paid administrative leave after the Johnstown Milliken School District said he allowed students to hit a piñata with President Donald Trump’s face on it.
District Superintendent Martin Foster said the incident took place on the campus of Roosevelt High School in Johnstown as part of a Spanish class’ celebration of Cinco de Mayo.
One local parent (who openly admits she did not vote for President Trump) took to Facebook to express her displeasure that the teacher would treat the President so disrespectfully.
So, this happened at my daughter’s high school today. The Spanish teacher allowed students to destroy a pinata that had Trump’s face on it (unclear if it was his idea or a student driven idea, but regardless it was allowed). UPDATE: According to students, the other side of the pinata had a picture of Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto. There are multiple videos of this all over various students’ social media accounts.
Now it’s no secret I didn’t vote for Trump, and I’m certainly not his biggest fan. I’d be outraged by this if it was Obama or Bush or Clinton. It’s really unbelievable, especially right here in little ol’ Johnstown, Colorado (a town which is honestly fairly conservative).
I will definitely be taking this up with the school.
Here’s what the school district had to say in response to the community uproar:
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. Facebook photos show the piñata, the piñata tied to a tree, and a student with a bat in hand near the piñata.
The teacher in charge of this class has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by the school district that will commence on Monday, May 8.
Dr. Martin Foster, Superintendent, stated, “This was an incredibly disrespectful act that does not reflect the values of Roosevelt High School or the school district.”
Are these kinds of situations ever going to stop? When will liberal America learn to respect and tolerate the political opinions of conservative America? Maybe a better question would be… will they ever learn?