No matter where you stand on the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court debate, I’d hope you wouldn’t be calling for anyone’s death (although death threats have unfortunately been reported from both sides). Still worse, of course, would be to think that your own child’s teacher would advocate for the murder of someone else.
An unnamed special education teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave following a now-deleted (but still immortal, because this *is* the internet, after all) tweet alluding to the killing of now-Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh, Saturday evening after his swearing in. Said female teacher was listed as an instructor at Intermediate School District 917’s Alliance Education Center, in Rosemount, Minnesota.
District superintendent Mark Zuzek issued this statement via the district website:
October 8, 2018,
Over the weekend, the district has received a complaint regarding an employee. The employee has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Pursuant with the data practices act, we are limited to providing additional information regarding this matter.
Mark A. Zuzek
As no criminal charges have been filed, the instructor’s name has not been released, though some news sources report it as Samantha Ness.
The tweet in question read: “So whose [sic] gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?”
She then followed up the tweet with, ““Brett kavanaugh will be dealing with death threats for the rest of his life being on the Supreme Court. I doubt my mid-west ass is a real threat.” Classy.
The district website also defines itself as follows: “District 917 serves students needing low incidence special education services from our member school districts in the southeastern Twin Cities metropolitan area.” Mark Zuzek confirmed they have had to deal with many parent complaints since the incident was reported.
The district’s Facebook page has since received countless comments calling for the immediate firing of Ness, but this is pretty much impossible, because of those oh-so-necessary teacher’s unions that protect even the most despicable of humanity.
Alliance Education Center provides services through the SUN program (Students with Unique Needs) for those between the ages of 5 and 21, serving those with: “Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Cognitive Disabilities, Emotional Behavioral Disorders, and other disabilities as appropriate.”
What’s that about your children’s teachers being great examples and espousing only the highest morals and values? Oh, I’m sorry, I can’t hear you over the death threats.
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