Teaching Asst Placed On Leave Following ‘Kill Kavanaugh’ Tweet

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Rosemount teaching assistant has been placed on leave after posting a tweet over the weekend apparently asking for the killing of new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The tweet, posted Saturday, said: “So whose gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?” The tweet has since been deleted. The Twitter account has also been removed.

According to WCCO’s Reg Chapman, the Minneapolis FBI said they are aware of the tweet.

The Intermediate School District 917 released a statement Monday.

“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. ”

The district says the teacher is a paraprofessional.

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office also released a statement via Twitter.

Dakota County SO@DakotaMNSheriff

Our Office is aware of an incident involving alleged social media use by an employee of a school withinDakota County. Neither the City of Rosemount Police Department nor our Office are currently investigating any incidents we believe to have happened at the school. (1/2)

Dakota County SO@DakotaMNSheriff

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is also aware of the incident and will follow up as appropriate.

Please contact District Superintendent Mark Zuzek at 651-423-8229 for further questions relating to the school district’s involvement in the matter. (2/2)

The teacher’s tweet was posted on the same day that Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a bitterly divided U.S. Senate. It followed weeks of controversy surrounding claims that he sexually assaulted women three decades ago, which he strongly denies.

Krystal Frasier

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