A high school teacher at Cuthbertson High School in Union County, North Carolina is now under investigation for reportedly making threatening comments to a class of students. In the comments, the teacher reportedly stated that Vice President Mike Pence should be shot.
The Cuthbertson High School teacher reportedly called out Pence while he was visiting North Carolina. The teacher, allegedly told her students Pence should be “shot in the head.”
The Union County Sheriff’s Office passed the reported information along to the Secret Service to investigate.
The teacher, who remains unnamed, allegedly made the comments to students the same week that Pence was in town to campaign for congressional elect Dan Bishop.
“This is the Vice President of the United States. He’s an elected official,” said Firas Obeid.
Obeid, who is a parent of two Cuthbertson students added that while he’s not necessarily a Pence supporter, “it’s ridiculous to speak of shooting the VP.”
“Affiliation to a specific party does not entitle us to make a statement like that to anyone,” said Obeid.
Especially when those statements are allegedly made to students.
“You should not be bringing in those type of viewpoints to your job,” Union County GOP Chair Allison Powers said.
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,” said Powers.
District 3 representative Gary Sides posted on Facebook stating that “I can assure you it will be taken seriously.”
The Secret Service has not responded to inquiries about the incident.