A liberal teacher from Minnesota learned the hard way that you don’t call for the assassination of a Supreme Court Justice on Twitter after tweeting out, “So whose gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?” this past weekend. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reportedthat the teacher has been suspended with pay after the FBI learned of the threat. The Rosemount, Minnesota teacher should definitely not have sent out the tweet, and as Conservative Tribune points out, she didn’t even know the difference between “whose” and “who’s,” so what business does she have being an “educator” anyway?
“The teacher, listed as an instructor at the Intermediate School District 917’s Alliance Education Center, has since deleted her Twitter account but her tweet was captured and shared by scores of users who said they reported it to the FBI and U.S. Secret Service,” the Star Tribune reports.
As an aside here, I can understand deleting a tweet after it becomes clear you’ve said something cretinous (or possibly illegal). No, it’s not going to stop the whirlwind of problems you’ve invited upon yourself, but I suppose it at least shows some good sense. Deleting your account, however, just makes you look very guilty. For every soi-disant Twitter politics expert who could see themselves typing out something this addle-pated in the future, please keep this in mind when you eventually decide to say something profoundly asinine and/or felonious.
Mark Zuzek, Intermediate School District 917’s superintendent, explained that they had taken a complaint about the teacher’s social media comments. He stated that she was “on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation,” according to a statement on the website.
RIP @lookitsSammm. We never wanted to know ye. pic.twitter.com/RderfYIDBu
— Will Ryan (@Animerica) October 8, 2018
“Pursuant with the data practices act, we are limited to providing additional information regarding this matter,” Zuzek went on. The Star Tribune read, “It is unclear whether the teacher will be charged with a crime or what law enforcement agency is responsible for investigating the tweet. While Twitter users wrote that they reported the tweet to the FBI and Secret Service, the U.S. Marshals Service is responsible for protecting the federal judiciary. The U.S. Supreme Court also has a small federal police force in Washington, D.C.”
Below is a photo of the Twitter user who called for Kavanaugh’s assassination:
A spokesman for the Minneapolis FBI office explained that they knew about the comments, as reported by the Star Tribune. We will just have to wait and see what comes of Spooky Sam.