The NY Education commissioner ordered an investigation into a video showing school children singing songs deifying Barack Obama.
B. Bernice Young Elementary School in New Jersey was put on temporary lock down yesterday after death threats were phoned to the school's principal.
In a statement to FOXNews.com, Education Department spokeswoman Beth Auerswald said the commissioner would review the matter. She said the commissioner wants to ensure that students can celebrate Black History Month without "inappropriate partisan politics in the classroom."
"In addition, it is our understanding the teacher in question retired at the end of the last school year," the statement continued.
Parents were outraged as the video depicting their children singing praises to Barack Hussein Obama went viral on YouTube and other media outlets yesterday.
Parents and conservatives accused the school of indoctrinating their children into Obama's "communist regime."
One song that the children sang was a remix of "Jesus Loves the Little Children," but Jesus' name was replaced with Obama's: "He said red, yellow, black or white/All are equal in his sight. Barack Hussein Obama."
"I'm stunned -- I can't believe it's our school," said Jim Pronchik, who told FOXNews.com his 8-year-old son Jimmy was one of the 18 students in the video. "We don't want to praise this guy like he's a god or an idol or a king or anything like that. That's the wrong message to be sending."