Minnesota teacher put on leave after 'kill Kavanaugh' tweet
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A special education teacher in Minnesota was placed on administrative leave after sending a tweet appearing to call for the killing of Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughOvernight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Progressives hope to avoid drug-pricing showdown with Pelosi | 'Medicare for All' backers get high-profile hearing | Dems take victory lap after eliminating drug protections in trade deal Justices grapple with multibillion-dollar ObamaCare case Potential Dem defectors face pressure on impeachment MORE.

The instructor at Intermediate School District 917’s Alliance Education Center in Rosemount sent the tweet on Saturday, shortly after Kavanaugh was sworn in, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.


“So whose [sic] gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?” the tweet reportedly read.

Superintendent Mark Zuzek confirmed that the employee was 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,” Zuzek said in a statement. 

The Star Tribune did not name the teacher because she has not been charged with a crime.

The tweet was reported to the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service.

A spokesperson for the FBI in Minneapolis told the newspaper that the bureau was aware of the tweet.

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Monday that it was aware of the post but neither the Rosemount Police Department nor the sheriff’s office are investigating.

Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday by a 50-48 vote. He was sworn in shortly after following a contentious confirmation process after he was accused of sexual assault.