She Tweeted About Kavanaugh Saturday, Is Now Out of a Job

Unnamed teacher voluntarily resigned
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2018 12:30 PM CDT
Minnesota Teacher Out of a Job After Kavanaugh Tweet
President Trump shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh before a ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Tuesday marks Brett Kavanaugh's first day on the bench. For a Minnesota teacher, it also marks the end of a job. FOX 9 reports the unnamed Rosemount special education teacher's resignation was announced Tuesday, capping off a few days of contention over a tweet made about the new Supreme Court justice. "So whose [sic] gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?" was tweeted Saturday night; the teacher's account is no longer active. Independent School District 917 Superintendent Mark Zuzek says the district began fielding complaints the next day.

The teacher, who the Star Tribune reports is a female who worked at the Alliance Education Center, was then placed on paid leave so the situation could be investigated; the voluntary resignation followed. A rep for the FBI in Minneapolis tells the Star Tribune it was made aware of the tweet. The paper reports at least two people have been prosecuted in the state for threatening federal district court judges; it's unclear whether authorities will probe this incident. As for Kavanaugh, the AP reports he began his first day in session by digging right in with questions for both sides regarding a case on increased prison sentences for repeat offenders. It notes most of the other justices had posed questions before he spoke. (A tweeted death threat about a bug was problematic for this man.)

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