Teacher Suspended Following Pinata Flap
Anzar High Students Call Pinata Reverse Racism
KSBWChannel.com, May 13
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif. — A San Juan Bautista high school teacher has been suspended with pay following a controversy involving a Cinco De Mayo pinata.
Some female students at Anzar High School said they were offended by the pinata — calling it reverse racism — because it was white and had blond hair.
The teacher, Jaime Montoya, said he simply bought the pinata for a celebration and had no idea it would cause such a controversy.
Montoya has been suspended through the end of the week.
District officials said the suspension is not because of the pinata, but because of a letter Monotya wrote defending himself, which he distributed to students without permission from the school.
|The offending pinata.|