A California teacher was filmed dancing around her classroom while wearing a fake Native American headdress.
The video, first shared by Akalei Brown of @corn_maiden_designs on Instagram, went viral.
A teacher at North High School in Riverside, California, has been placed on leave after video appearing to show her mimicking Native Americans while wearing a paper headdress went viral.
In one clip, the teacher, whose name has not been released, stands at the front of the classroom wearing a paper headdress.
She then chants the trigonometry mnemonic "SohCahToa" while dancing around the classroom and imitating Native American vocalizations in a high-pitched tone.
These behaviors are completely unacceptable and an offensive depiction of the vast and expansive Native American cultures and practices," it said.
North High School and the Riverside Unified School District Administration did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. »