Rosemount, Minn. — A Rosemount educator who works with students with special needs is on leave after suggesting in a social media post that someone should kill new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The post was made on Saturday, the same day Kavanaugh was confirmed to the high court, from a Twitter account that has since been deleted. It read: “So whose (sic) gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?”
The Dakota County sheriff’s office said in a statement the FBI was aware of the threat.
The educator works for District 917 at a school in Rosemount. In a statement on the district website, Superintendent Mark Zuzek said school leaders learned of the post over the weekend.
“The employee has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation,” Zuzek’s statement read. “Pursuant with the data practices act, we are limited to providing additional information regarding this matter.”
Threatening U.S. government officials is a federal crime.
District 917 serves nine south metro districts providing special education, alternative learning and career and technical education services.
Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court and sworn in Saturday after an unprecedented fight over his nomination that included allegations of sexual assault that the judge denied.