Rosemount teacher resigns following tweet that threatened Kavanaugh

The identity of the teacher is not released

Edgar Linares
October 08, 2018 - 5:13 pm
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A teacher for Rosemount's Intermediate School District resigned Tuesday after posting a threat against the U.S. Supreme Court’s newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh.

District Superintendent Mark Zuzek said the teacher stepped down voluntarily and is no longer working for Intermediate School Distrit 917.

The alleged threat was posted by a teacher with the school district on Saturday evening and read, "So who's gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?”  The account was deleted soon after. 

The teacher was placed on administrative leave while administrators investigated, Zuzek said.

The resignation was announced on a post to the ISD 917 website:

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, the district began receiving complaints regarding an employee.  The actions of the employee did not occur at school, and there were no school devices, equipment, or other school staff involved in the actions.  At no time were students or staff in danger.  The employee was placed on paid administrative leave and an investigation conducted. 

The employee has voluntarily resigned from their position with the school district, and therefore is no longer employed by Intermediate School District 917.

Pursuant with the Minnesota Data Practices Act, we are limited to providing additional information regarding this matter. 

Mark A. Zuzek

Superintendent  

Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday by a 50-48 vote and was quickly sworn-in.

The Dakota County Sheriff's Office also tweeted the FBI is also aware of the tweet and will follow up.

It's not yet clear whether the former teacher will be charged with a crime. The U.S. Attorney's Office has prosecuted at least two people in recent years for making threats against federal judges in Minnesota.