OK, everyone let me give you a really good life pro-tip. Don’t make comments, even in jest, that can be taken as a violent threat, especially if you have a job where your employers might be pressured to fire you. From the Hill:
An Iowa teacher has been placed on leave after remarking on Facebook that he did not have his “sniper rifle” for a visit by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.
A spokeswoman for Waterloo Community School District confirmed to The Hill that the teacher, identified in local media reports as Matt Baish, had been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Yikes! Dude. We are ALL annoyed by how the media is worshipping Greta Thunberg, but that kind of joke is kinda beyond the limit. Use your brainmeat, please.
More from the Hill:
“The nature of the content shared rose to the level of putting this employee on administrative leave pending an investigation,” Waterloo Community School District spokeswoman Tara Thomas confirmed to The Hill.
“We appreciate your patience as we sort through the details and thank you for respecting the process,” she said.
Baish, who is listed as a science teacher on the Waterloo West High School’s website, was placed on administrative leave after responding to a Facebook post about Thunberg visiting Iowa City this week, a local ABC affiliate reported.
Responding to the post, which asked who was going to the event, the teacher allegedly wrote, “Don’t have my sniper rifle.”
I know, it’s unfair that it seems like the left can say whatever the heck they want and suffer few consequences. But y’all have to be defensive on this stuff. Is it really worth it for that snarky comments just to mock Thunberg, who clearly has problems, and put your livelihood at risk? I say no. But no one cares what I think! Y’all tell me so in the comments every week….