It's pretty clear that not every teacher agrees with me:
When you send your child off to school in the morning, especially on a historic Inauguration Day, is there ever a moment when you imagine something like this could happen in front of the class? At W.H. Adamson High School in Dallas, Texas, art students were treated to an epic meltdown by their teacher, Payal Modi, who screamed "DIE!" and shot President Trump's image with a water gun while students watched his inauguration by video. Someone filmed it and Modi posted it to her Instagram account. She has since removed the video, but it is traveling around Twitter.Initially she wasn't ashamed of her behavior, as she posted the video to her own Instagram account. But since it took place during school, I wonder what, if anything, will happen:
The school released a statement saying, “The teacher has been placed on administrative leave and the district has opened an investigation. This is a personnel matter and, as such, we cannot comment."Of course they can't.
I don't think she should be fired. No one got hurt, no one could have gotten hurt. It was poor judgement, nothing more, and should be treated that way. Hopefully the shame of having everyone know she acted like an immature idiot will be part of the punishment. Hopefully that shame was at least partly responsible for her having removed the video from her account.