A teacher in Minnesota has reportedly resigned, following a tweet that appeared to encourage the assassination of recently-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Samantha Ness, who is believed to be the special education teacher responsible for the tweet, was said to have resigned voluntarily after having been placed on leave for an investigation by the school district.
The original tweet, coming from an account which has since been deleted, asked Twitter users who would be willing to “take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh,” and was reported to both the FBI and the Secret Service.
A Minnesota teacher has resigned after a message allegedly appeared on her Twitter account reading "SO WHOSE GONNA TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM AND KILL KAVANAUGH". The FBI and Secret Service are investigating. pic.twitter.com/KVH8GyNrzC
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Tweets from a Minnesota special education teacher calling for someone to kill Justice Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/HdtcVtRqLd
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As reported by Fox News
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – A Minnesota teacher has resigned after a message allegedly appeared on her Twitter account suggesting someone should assassinate new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The Rosemount special education teacher has since deleted her Twitter account, but a tweet that read “so whose gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh” was reported by Twitter users to the FBI and Secret Service.
The FBI in Minneapolis told The Star Tribune that it’s aware of the tweet.
Intermediate School District 917 Superintendent Mark Zuzek said in a statement Tuesday that the employee has voluntarily resigned after being placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
The Tribune hasn’t named the woman because she hasn’t been charged with a crime.
Kavanaugh was sworn in Monday after a divisive Senate confirmation hearing.