A Dallas area art teacher was placed on leave last week after a video surfaced of her shooting an image of Donald Trump with a water gun in her classroom while yelling, “Die!”
The video was shared via social media with a number of anti-Trump slogans and hashtags, but the account belonging to teacher Payal Modi has since been deleted.
While many believe Modi should face serious repercussions for the act, others – including some of her students – felt it was really no big deal.
High school junior Leslie Jaimes was in Modi’s class watching the presidential inauguration when the incident occurred.
“Trump came out and she shot at him, but like, it was just a water gun,” Jaimes said. “It’s no big deal.”
Jaimes said the water gun Modi used was one she previously took from a student.
It’s unclear at this point what will come of Modi or her teaching position. A spokeswoman for the school district said the incident is being investigated but would not offer further comment.
[ CBS ]