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The Secret Service is investigating a North Carolina high school teacher after she allegedly told a classroom of students that Vice President Mike Pence “should be shot in the head,” according to numerous reports.

“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,” The Charlotte Observer wrote.

The unidentified teacher allegedly made the comment the same week Pence stopped in Union County to campaign for congressional candidate Rep. Dan Bishop, Fox 46 reported.

Union County Public Schools officials said they are taking the allegations “very seriously” and have put the teacher on administrative leave, according to a statement provided to WBTV and other news outlets. The Observer said the Secret Service is investigating.

“THIS JUST IN: @UCPS_MonroeNC says teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave last week after alleged inappropriate comments about VP Mike Pence. The Secret Service is aware of the reported comments made by the teacher. @WBTV_News,” reporter Chandler Morgan wrote on Twitter.

The school district said in a statement: “Union County Public Schools is aware of the allegation of inappropriate comments made by a Cuthbertson High School teacher. District administrators are taking this allegation seriously and an investigation is being conducted. This is a personnel matter and information related to this alleged incident is protected by state law.”

NBC Charlotte talked to former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker about what the investigation could involve. “I’m sure they will eventually get around to going out and interviewing the teacher,” Swecker told the station.

Swecker said federal authorities will likely be trying to answer several questions in determining whether criminal charges will be filed.

“Whether it was actually an imminent threat, does she have weapons?” Swecker said. “Have other threats been made? Does she have a criminal record?”

Swecker said it comes at a time when there are deep political divisions in the country, which could be a contributing factor.

“Politicians and leaders of every persuasion have engaged in pretty heated, very unprofessional dialogue,” Swecker said. “I think some people out in the general public tend to take a cue and take it a step further.”

The comments prompted criticism in the community.

“You should not be bringing in those type of viewpoints to your job,” Union County GOP Chair Allison Powers told WBTV.

Powers isn’t calling for the teacher to be fired, but says the comment was inappropriate. “To just wish that kind of violence on anybody is just way out of bounds,” Powers said.

Firas Obeid, a parent to two students at the school, said he doesn’t necessarily support the vice president, but also said the comment was wrong. “This is the vice president of the United States. He’s an elected official,” Obeid told the station. “Affiliation to a specific party does not entitle us to make a statement like that to anyone.”

Union County, along with neigboring Mecklenburg County, are in the state’s 9th Congressional District where Bishop, a Republican, narrowly won a special election against Democrat Dan McCready this month. Trump and Pence both visited the district, along with Donald Trump Jr. The visits pushed Bishop over the top, political analysts said.

A version of this story appears on the Daily Wire website.

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37 Comments
  • Doris Frazier says:

    She should be fired and not allowed to ever teach in any school ever again. That is not an example children should be around. Keep your political hatred out of the school.

  • stephen russell says:

    Bravo SS, doing your job, nail any Dem or leftist for comments A-Z

  • Deb says:

    maybe she doesn’t have weapons or no intention to murder the Vice President, but she has impressionable young people in a classroom who are there to be educated in academics like reading, writing, arithmetic not to be indoctrinated by a fool with teaching credentials who also was indoctrinated to do exactly what she did…

  • Sandy Miller says:

    Boot her out. She has no business teaching students.

    • Red Devil 5th inf. says:

      She’s not really teaching, she’s indoctrinating, just like all of the liberal teachers are doing to our children.

  • DiYi says:

    Wait a minute! The Left has introduced the cancel culture, so he/she is gone and her life is ruined for one comment.

  • Lestertele says:

    Democrats are evil peace’s of chit

  • Mario Merino says:

    It is sad that so many Leftists out there happen to be teachers.

  • Clymer says:

    Just stop the idea of administrative leave. If she said it, terminate her employment period.

    • robert jack says:

      She is just like everyone else especially some of these Congressmen and women, and hollywood , like the view, should be Investigated, and Investigated by the Secret service, as what they are doing is wrong, they have really been after our President, and they should Investigate every one of them, We do not care if they are running for President, or in Congress, this does not sound very good what they are saying, even the Media are wrong! As the way it sounds to us they would use violent means to these People, we have heard some pretty bad things come out of their mouths, and this alone does not look good!

  • VietnamVeteran says:

    Legally, doesn’t her comment come under “assault?”

  • WILLIAM FORTUNE says:

    This Mass Hysteria has to be stopped ! I reported a woman about a yr. ago that said “republicans should have more ball games, but the shooter needs to be a better shot”.
    The crazies are in control of the asylum !

  • Vincent says:

    HaHaHaHa. Put her in prison. Encouraging anyone to murder anyone, including the Vice President, should be taken seriously and be acted upon.

  • Rosey Rose says:

    If Pence’s name was Obama, the teacher would lose her job and a lot more, maybe her teaching licence. And if Pence’s name was Michelle, she would be jail. Because the haters continue to get away with ANYTHING OR ANYTHING SAID…THEY ARE GETTING MORE POWERFUL! The unequally of reporting and treating equally is a thing of the past…it is a matter of a coming time for the killing of conservatives and Christians to begin just as it is numerous countries currently which is NOT being reported in the news medias. You are being a real fool if you are blind to this country sliding into an abyss as Rome did. The only thing to stop this from happening is voting all leftist Democrat out of office and do a thorough check on any Republican where they are coming from. Remember if you see their mouths moving they’re lying…ACTION is all that counts now. Truthfully the only I believe that will save this imploding country is another revival as no other in history! GOD HELP US! GOD FORGIVE US! GOD SAVE US!
    SAVE AMERICA!

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    GOP Establishment’s Rick Wilson: Donor Class Must ‘Put a Bullet in Donald Trump’ – TONY LEE 28 Oct 2015

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2015/10/28/gop-establishments-rick-wilson-donor-class-must-put-a-bullet-in-donald-trump/

    On Tuesday evening, establishment Republican consultant Rick Wilson said the GOP establishment donor class must find a way to “put a bullet” in GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

    In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Wilson conceded that “Trump is still a very powerful force right now” because he appeals to part of the of the conservative base that Wilson said was activated by his “nativist” message. Wilson insisted that the donor class “can’t just sit back on the sidelines and say, ‘oh well, don’t worry, this will all work itself out.’”

    “They’re still going to have to go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump,” Wilson said. “And that’s a fact.”

    >>> Rick Wilson remains at large.

  • Nikki Ross says:

    This is not now and has never been okay. Sane people don’t threaten others, for any reason. If you don’t like someone, just stay away from them. It’s really pretty simple. I didn’t care for Obama, but I didn’t say anything about him. I kept my thoughts to myself. This chicka needs to do the same.

  • Jim says:

    Why is her name not released, I would want to know if I had children in that school so I could make sure she was not teaching my children.

  • Sam says:

    Her MOUTH Is A Weapon in A Classroom Full Of Children… No More Teaching Anywhere For This Libtard Moron…. Grrrrrrrrr!!

  • Mike says:

    Someone should do something to that high school teacher…

  • neo says:

    BUT another question is ….does she demand that her students “believe what she does” to achieve a favorable grade….political OPINIONS should be left at home when the state/taxpayer’s pay your salary….they should /display a image of neutrality at all times while in the public….OR BE FIRED.

  • Freedancer says:

    OMG! That teacher should be fired and not allowed to teach students any longer! She should not be saying those kind of statements in front of students!!

  • Jamie says:

    A lot of calls to have her fired. That’s soft punishment for a disgruntled employee looking to quit their job, and go out with a bang. Lock her liberal ass up for 10 years.

  • Roy Cook says:

    What School does she teach at? Parents have a right to know.

  • Helene says:

    Rocks in their head!

  • Kathy says:

    Why can’t teachers do what they are paid to do? They are paid to teach, not indoctrinate!!!!

  • Asisay says:

    Education or manipulation?Teach the curriculum not your stupid ideas. This is why you should talk to your children about what they learned in school today. Do their homework with them. Be involved with their learning.

  • Asisay says:

    What an idea to pass on to students. If you don’t like someone, shoot them!

  • Jim C says:

    One thing for sure, she won’t ever be teaching again

  • Dragonfly43 says:

    Can anyone imagine what would happen if a conservative said that about a democrat in office or running for an office? They’d be drawn and quartered by now! The FBI and DOJ should already be talking to this jerk, not waiting around. What really concerns me is this jackhole is teaching our children this kind of garbage!

  • James says:

    and what will they do about Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal. ‘I hope Trump is assassinated,’ Missouri lawmaker writes she is still working what makes her any different than this teacher? when will all the liberal left demonrats realize that President Trump is trying to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN…

  • norman says:

    Just another frantic & biased leftist teacher in our schools; this one has serious foot-in-mouth disease, coupled with a lack of common sense. She should be fired and black-balled from ever teaching anywhere.

  • Amy says:

    Yet students get suspended if they bite a toaster pastry into the shape of a gun. The ONLY acceptable thing to do is fire her!

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