DALLAS – A deranged Dallas high school teacher is drawing scorn over a video of her performing a mock assassination of President Trump with a water pistol in a classroom during the inauguration.
The unidentified teacher originally posted the eight-second video to her Instagram account with the caption “Watching the #inauguration in my classroom like …. #no #stop #denial #squirtgun #hipocrisy #powerless #saveusall #teachthembetter #atleastitsfriday,” Townhall reports.
The video shows Trump projected on a classroom whiteboard in front of the teacher, who lunged at the image with a blue squirt gun while firing off several rounds as she screamed “die!” She continued to squirt Trump for several seconds while emitting an odd whimpering noise.
Voices in the background of the video during the last couple of seconds sound like students, though the video does not show anyone but the teacher.
Folks on Twitter tracked the video to the Instagram account of Payal Modi, whose Twitter page describes her as a “High School Art Educator, Designer, and Foster Mommy” from Dallas. Modi’s shirt in the video says she loves cats.
A Rate My Teachers page lists Modi as a teacher at W.H. Adamson High School in the Dallas Independent School District. A “Government Salaries Explorer” maintained by The Texas Tribune states Modi, a female Asian teacher, was hired in 2014. Her 2015 salary was $51,000.
Predictably, nearly all of those who commented about Modi on the Rate My Teacher site called for her termination over the Trump assassination stunt.
“Insane person, unfit to be a teacher,” one student wrote. “I think she should be fired immediately!”
“Terrible example for our children!” a parent posted.
“Disgrace to education and should not be pushing her own views onto students in such a flagrant manner,” another parent wrote. “Should be fired and barred from ever being a teacher again.”
Those sounding off on social media were equally as brutal.
A copy of the video posted to Twitter by Trump supporter Deplorable Vet has been retweeted more than 9,000 times since Wednesday.
“Mentally ill teacher shoots Trump with a squirt gun in front of her students,” Deplorable Vet wrote. “This woman should be fired.”
“Is that what passes for a teacher these days?” Bret Norrod responded. “Does college not teach these people emotional intelligence … before turning them loose on our kids?”
Twitter user Katherine wrote: “ATTENTION: Dallas Teacher does this while students were present. Does she still have a job. 214-944-4545 Dallas Tx School Board. #StandUp.”
Others are urging friends on Facebook to call the school’s principal, Jane Ortega, at 972-749-1400.
The Gateway Pundit contends the Secret Service in Irving, Texas is “aware” of the teacher’s mock assassination.