ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (KMSP) - A Minnesota teacher has been placed on leave as the school district investigates complaints over a Twitter post that allegedly references killing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“So whose gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh,” reads the tweets, posted on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 6 from a now-suspended account.
Monday morning, Superintendent Mark Zuzek of Intermediate School District 917 in Rosemount, Minnesota posted this statement on the school district’s website: “Over the weekend, the district has received a complaint regarding an employee. The employee has been 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.”
Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday by a 50-48 vote. He was quickly sworn-in “so that he can begin to participate in the work of the Court immediately,” according to the statement from the Supreme Court.
Fox 9 sat down with Debbie Lang, a criminal defense attorney to discuss what the teacher may expect in the coming days.
"Each individual employer can establish their own policies. Beyond that, in terms of the school district, they're going to be looking at her contract parameters they've set forth to see if she breached her contract with them," she said.
Additionally, Lang said law enforcement may investigate.
“They’re going to have to look at other things she has said, other conduct - has she mailed letters, made statements to others, purchased a gun, etc.?”
The Kavanaugh vote was the most narrow Senate confirmation since 1881. The Supreme Court just began a new session Oct. 1 and has four hearings this week.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation followed weeks of debate and testimony over allegations from at least three women who say Kavanaugh sexually assaulted them in high school and college. The findings of an FBI investigation into the allegations were given to senators before the final vote, yet the findings reportedly show no evidence corroborating allegations of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh and his primary accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, were not interviewed by the FBI.
The teacher has deleted her social media accounts, but social media users have fully outed her.