A Dallas ISD art teacher was placed on administrative leave Thursday after a video surfaced showing the Adamson High School teacher pointing what appears to be a squirt gun at the image of President Donald Trump and saying, “Die, die!”
It's not known if there were students in the classroom at the time.
The video was posted on Instagram Friday.
DISD identified the teacher as Payal Modi. The video has been taken down, but someone posted a public version of it on YouTube.
The video was shared widely on social media Wednesday.
On Thursday, Dallas ISD confirmed to News 8 that Modi was placed on administrative leave and the district has opened an investigation, but declined further comment saying it was a personnel matter.
According to public records, Modi was hired by Dallas ISD in August 2014.
News 8 has been unable to reach Modi for comment.