The Secret Service is investigating a North Carolina high school teacher for reportedly making threatening comments about Vice President Mike Pence to his students while teaching class.
Specifically, the teacher said VP Mike Pence should be “shot in the head.”
The Charlotte Observer reported that a North Carolina teacher is accused of threatening the Vice President, prompting a Secret Service investigation, police say.
The woman allegedly told her class at Cuthbertson High School in Union County that Mike Pence should be “shot in the head,” WJZY reported over the weekend.
Union County Public Schools officials stated that they are taking the allegations “very seriously” and put the teacher on administrative leave.
The Washington Examiner also reported that the unnamed teacher has been referred to the Secret Service by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, according to local Fox 46.
The school is in the 9th Congressional District near Charlotte, which Bishop won against Democrat Dan McCready in last week’s special election.
“This is the vice president of the United States. He’s an elected official,” said Firas Obeid, a parent of two students at the high school, adding he is not a supporter of Mike Pence. “Affiliation to a specific party does not entitle us to make a statement like that to anyone.”
“You should not be bringing in those type of viewpoints to your job,” Union County GOP Chair Allison Powers said.
Allison Powers isn’t going as far as asking for the teacher to be fired, but says she trusts the school board will take appropriate action. “To just wish that kind of violence on anybody is just way out of bounds,” she said.