The Secret Service is investigating a North Carolina high school teacher for reportedly making threatening comments about Mike Pence to students while teaching class.
Specifically, the unnamed teacher said Mike Pence should be “shot in the head.”
From The Charlotte Observer: A North Carolina teacher is accused of threatening Vice President Mike Pence, prompting a Secret Service investigation, cops say.
The woman allegedly told her class at Cuthbertson High School in Union County that Pence should be “shot in the head,” WJZY reported over the weekend.
Union County Public Schools officials say they are taking the allegations “very seriously” and put the teacher on administrative leave, according to a statement provided to WBTV and other news outlets.
From The Washington Examiner: The unnamed Cuthbertson High School teacher has been referred to the Secret Service by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, according to local Fox 46.
The school is in the 9th Congressional District near Charlotte, which Bishop won against Democrat Dan McCready in last week’s special election.
“This is the vice president of the United States. He’s an elected official,” said Firas Obeid, a parent of two students at the high school, adding he is not a supporter of Pence. “Affiliation to a specific party does not entitle us to make a statement like that to anyone.”
The teacher has been placed on administrative leave as the school district investigates the comment.
“Union County Public Schools is taking the alleged inappropriate comments made by a Cuthbertson High School teacher very seriously.
Upon learning about the alleged comments, the teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave last week and there is an ongoing investigation into this matter,” the school district said in a statement.
“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.