A North Carolina high school teacher allegedly told students that Vice President Mike Pence should be “shot in the head” — and the teacher is now under investigation.
The teacher — who works at Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw — allegedly made the comment the same week Pence was in the area to campaign for Republican Dan Bishop, WJZY-TV reported. Bishop, a state senator, won a special election Tuesday for North Carolina’s congressional seat.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office told WJZY it passed the information along to the Secret Service to investigate. The station referred to the teacher in question as a female but said it wasn’t naming the teacher. . .
Union County GOP Chair Allison Powers told WJZY she believes “teachers need to be a lot more careful about what they say to impressionable young children” and “you should not be bringing in those type of viewpoints to your job.” . . .
The school district gave the following statement to WSOC-TV in regard to the matter: “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.” (Read more from “Teacher Tells Students: Mike Pence Should Be ‘Shot in the Head'” HERE)