A Dallas high school art teacher is on leave and under investigation after posting a video (shown below) in which she pretends to assassinate President Donald Trump.
Payal Modi, a Fine Arts teacher at Adamson High School, staged the “assassination” of Donald Trump while showing her class the inauguration on Friday. In the video, Modi is seen pointing a water gun at a whiteboard where the inauguration was being projected. Modi aims the water gun at the projected image of Donald Trump and screams “Die” while pulling the trigger about a dozen times. Students in the room can be heard saying “Hit him!”
Incredibly, the video first surfaced when Modi posted it on her Instagram page under the screen name “payalemm.” It then began to circulate online. It also appears her own students helped identify and expose her as the person in the video. She posted the video with the caption “Watching the #inauguration in my classroom like….#no #stop #denial #squirtgun #hypocrisy #powerless #saveusall #teachthembetter #atleastitsfriday.”
Modi has since turned her Instagram account to private.
According to an official at the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), Modi is on leave as an investigation proceeds. The Gateway Pundit reports that the Secret Service is investigating, but no official statement has been released.
Her number as listed on the website is 972.749.2202 and her email address is [email protected].
Here is the video of Modi’s stunt.
Modi has not issued a statement since the incident, and Dallas Independent School District officials are not elaborating. They only confirm that Modi has been placed on leave and is under investigation.
Even if her actions were in jest, Modi could still face felony charges. At the very least, her teaching career should be over. With zero tolerance for students in regards to violence, Modi’s actions are beyond the pale.
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