A high school teacher in Union County, North Carolina is in hot water after allegedly telling a class that Vice President Mike Pence should “be shot in the head.”
Information about the Cuthbertson High School teacher’s remarks has been referred to the Secret Service, the Union County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to FOX-46, the comments reportedly were made in reference to the veep’s trip to the state in support of recently elected US Representative Dan Bishop.
Cuthbertson parent Firas Obeid, who’s “not necessarily” a Pence supporter, said it was “ridiculous” to make such a statement about the second-highest ranking official in the country.
“Affiliation to a specific party does not entitle us to make statement like that to anyone,” Obeid said.
Union County GOP Chair Allison Powers said “To just wish that kind of violence on anybody is just way out of bounds,” but added she wouldn’t go “as far as asking for the teacher to be fired.” She said she trusts the school board to take the “appropriate action.”
In a statement, the school district said “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.”