A teacher in Dallas, Texas, has been placed on leave after a video surfaced last week showing her "shooting" President Donald Trump with a water gun inside her classroom.
Payal Modi, an art teacher at the Dallas Independent Public School District, posted the video to her Instagram account Friday. Her account was later set to private, but that didn't keep Modi's employer from finding out about it, as a number of copies later surfaced on other social media websites, such as YouTube and Twitter, the Dallas Morning News reported.
"Today, we were made aware of a social media posting being circulated involving a teacher at W. H. Adamson High School," Robyn Harris, a spokeswoman for Dallas ISD, said. "The teacher has been placed on administrative leave and the district has opened an investigation."
Harris clarified in an email to TheBlaze Friday that Modi was placed on paid administrative leave. The district did not comment any further, adding it was a "personnel matter."
The video, which TheBlaze reported on Thursday, shows Modi screaming "die" while pointing a water gun at an image of the new president projected onto a classroom whiteboard. Modis posted the video the same day that Trump was being sworn in.
The caption beneath the video read: "Watching the #inauguration in my classroom like…. #no #stop #denial #squirtgun #hypocrisy #powerless #saveusall #teachthembetter #atleastitsfriday.”