ROSEMOUNT, Minn. - The Rosemount educator who suggested on social media that someone should assassinate newly sworn in U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has resigned.
Mark Zuzek, superintendent of Intermediate District 917, said in a statement Tuesday, Oct. 9, that district officials first learned of the Twitter post on Sunday. It read: “So whose (sic) gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?”
The educator’s social media accounts were deleted after the post was made Saturday, Oct. 6, following Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the high court.
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office said the FBI was alerted to the post. Threatening a U.S. government official is a felony.
Zuzek’s statement noted that the post did not occur at school, no district devices were used and no other staffers were involved.
“At no time were students or staff in danger. The employee was placed on paid administrative leave and an investigation conducted,” the statement said. “The employee has voluntarily resigned from their position with the school district…”
District 917 serves nine south metro districts providing special education, alternative learning and career and technical education services. The district has facilities in Dakota County including Rosemount.
Kavanaugh was confirmed and sworn into the Supreme Court Saturday after a bitter fight over his nomination that included allegations of sexual assault that the judge denied.