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A Minnesota teacher who called for the death of Brett Kavanaugh on Twitter has been suspended with pay after the threat was reported to the FBI, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

The unnamed teacher, who goes by the Twitter handle @lookitsSammm, got her fifteen minutes of viral infamy after the minatory tweet on Saturday, according to the Star Tribune.

“So whose (sic) going to take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?” @lookitsSammm wrote.

As expressing political rage goes, this wasn’t a particularly great idea, particularly when it happened just hours after Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate:

The not-good-idea-iness factor of this whole thing was significantly heightened by the fact that the tweeter was a Rosemount, Minnesota, educator — and there are bigger issues with that than the fact a teacher doesn’t know the difference between “whose” and “who’s.”

“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 reported.

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.

So, back to @lookitsSammm. Mark Zuzek, the superintendent of Intermediate School District 917, acknowledged they’d received a complaint regarding her social media musings and that she was “on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation,” according to a statement on the center’s website.

“Pursuant with the data practices act, we are limited to providing additional information regarding this matter,” Zuzek added in the statement.

In an ideal universe, that “investigation” would consist of this:

Superintendent Zuzek: So, uh, did you tweet this [email protected]: That depends on what the definition of “tweet” is.Superintendent Zuzek: Is there any possible way I can verbalize an ellipsis? [email protected]: [heavy sigh] I have my First Amendment rights, Superintendent Zuzek. I, for one, believe all survivors, and you should, too. I was merely–Superintendent Zuzek: Good luck with your next job.

My ideal world, alas, is one where teachers unions aren’t 100 percent insane and that clearly isn’t going to exist anytime soon. That being said, one can likely guess that once the wearisome process concludes, it’ll probably conclude with @lookitsSammm @lookingforanewjob.

Of course, our unidentified educator has a bit more to worry about than her employment status. There’s also a law enforcement investigation to consider.

“It is unclear whether the teacher will be charged with a crime or what law enforcement agency is responsible for investigating the tweet,” the Star Tribune noted.

“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.”

An FBI spokesman for the Minneapolis office said that the bureau was aware of the remarks, the Star Tribune reported. While this could end up resulting in absolutely nothing, I’ve found it’s generally not good to have federal authorities aware of anything you happen to be doing, particularly if it involves encouraging assassination.

Regardless, the federal attention is going to make a harsh lesson in itself. Combined with complications at work, it all just might be enough to teach this teacher something to remember.

Yes, I get that this was supposed to be a joke and that nobody is likely to be goaded into taking a shot at a Supreme Court justice in 280 characters or less, especially from a random Minnesota teacher.

With that in mind, nobody finds jokes about murdering people particularly funny. Much more importantly for @lookitsSammm, that includes both her employer and law enforcement.

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16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. John F

    October 9, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Vacation with pay! Had she been a Conservative making that threat against a liberal member of the court…?

  2. Randie Walton

    October 9, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Why with Pay? That she Doesn’t Deserve! Fire Her

  3. Anna

    October 9, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    VERY SAD that anyone would threaten Justice Kavanaugh. Because he n his family haven’t been through enough? What a horrible example that teacher made to All children. The LEFT has shown horrible begavior!!

  4. Helen

    October 10, 2018 at 12:04 am

    Shouldn’t be paid until found innocent after investigation. Wtf is wrong with these people? And they are teaching our children!!!! Filthy indoctrination is more like it.

  5. PT

    October 10, 2018 at 12:11 am

    If that clown was anywhere near my kid I’ld raise holy hell with the school board.

  6. james Kelly

    October 10, 2018 at 12:22 am

    A student would be expelled, she should be also.

  7. Tim Rollins

    October 10, 2018 at 12:33 am

    Fire the bitch. Revoke her teaching license FOR LIFE, as this was an act of moral turpitude, and she MUST NOT be near impressionable minds!!

  8. ca

    October 10, 2018 at 12:59 am

    re: “nobody is likely to be goaded….” seriously? you know you’re talking about the unhinged, lunatic, self entitled left… you know, the very same type who tried to KILL republican representative at their baseball practice!! ask steve scalise about the likelihood of someone’s words prompting violence…. you give them too much credit for rationality….

  9. Pearl Lemdal

    October 10, 2018 at 1:15 am

    She should be charged a d lose her job

  10. William

    October 10, 2018 at 1:44 am

    I can’t believe this kind of $hit is going on in America, and it’s been going on for years!! Imagine what an 18 year-olds brain is digesting at this moment, after being “taught” by these monsters!! I would homeschool my children and do it with a real teacher, not some zombie freak that is so stupid it’s not possible to comprehend!!

  11. k9blueman

    October 10, 2018 at 6:01 am

    This is the kind of trashy, Violent type of behavior that the Democrats and Liberal Left embraces. It seems all they know is Corruption, Violence, and total unconscionable types of behavior for which they will do everything they can to get what they want, and if they do not, they scream and cry and holler “Foul” and get very nasty, and Plot and Conspire even more. The good news is that the SANE people in our country [even those who are liberal] are seeing the evilness of all that it is and swaying more in support of Trump, Republicans, and Yes conservative mindsets. Bravo Democrats…your true colors are showing all the more and Karma is slowly taking you down.

  12. LST

    October 10, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Suspended “with pay” really sucks. She threatens a man’s life and earns a paid vacation for it, what the hell is that? A nutcase like her teaching kids, isn’t that a comforting thought.What a bitch.

  13. Mike Graybeal

    October 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Suspended with pay, Really???
    This SKANK should be jailed.

  14. Phil

    October 10, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Folks, the new civil war has started in this country. Even people in other countries can see it. We the conservatives, the only ones who seem to have any sense anymore, better wake up and quickly before it’s too late.

  15. Chuck

    October 10, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    No teacher anywhere should be saying/tweeting, etc. anything anywhere like this garbage this moron tweeted. Bad enough when Democrat politicians say those kinds of things, but that teacher is responsible for all of her classroom from day one until the term ends and a new group of students arrive. Big responsibility. Will her students come to visit her when she is retired (assuming she makes it beyond this month)? That is the ultimate satisfaction for most teachers who have made their mark on future generations. I think this has been forgotten as being “quaint”…too bad, so sad.

  16. Pnut67

    October 11, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    And ok…..who is going to take one for OUR team and REALLY ARREST HER WITH A CHARGE that STICKS ON HER HER ENTIRE LIFE?????? The calling for the assassination of ANY government official, on EITHER side of the aisle, should be a MAJOR felony punishable by nothing less than that needle full of poison.

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