School Teacher Under Investigation After Telling Students VP Pence Should Be “Shot In The Head”
In Union County, North Carolina a high school teacher is now under investigation after making threatening comments about the Vice President in front of students.
The Cuthbertson High School teacher made the comments about Vice President Mike Pence while he was visiting North Carolina, the teacher allegedly told her students Pence should be “shot in the head.”
A report was filed with local police and the Union County Sheriff’s Office passed the information to the Secret Service for further investigation. According to FOX 46:
The teacher, who FOX 46 is not naming at this time, allegedly made the comments to students the same week the vice president was in town to campaign for congressional elect Dan Bishop.
“This is the Vice President of the United States. He’s an elected official,” said Firas Obeid.
Obeid, a parent of two Cuthbertson students says, while he’s not necessarily a Pence supporter, it’s ridiculous to speak of shooting the VP.
“Affiliation to a specific party does not entitle us to make statement like that to anyone,” said Obeid.
Especially when the statements were allegedly made to students.
“You should not be bringing in those type of viewpoints to your job,” Union County GOP Chair Allison Powers said.
Powers isn’t going as far as asking for the teacher to be fired, but says she trusts the school board will take appropriate action.
“To just wish that kind of violence on anybody is just way out of bounds,” said Powers.
The school board has remained quiet and will not comment however, the local State Representative Gary Sides, posted that these threats are being taken seriously.
This teacher should be fired immediately it is unacceptable that a teacher be allowed to educate children making these kind of statements. My hope is this teacher gets locked up and made an example of.