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A Utah high school teacher, Brian Townsend, is under investigation after a hate tweet calling for the assassination of Republican senators.
“I only hope that the next time a president incites a riot at the Capitol more Republican senators are killed,” Townsend tweeted on February 13, according to a screenshot taken by a concerned parent.
The Iron County school district in Utah, in addition to calling the teacher’s tweet “not appropriate” and “unacceptable,” is investigating the matter in conjunction with legal counsel, Fox News reads.
“His statements do not represent a statement or the views of the Iron County School District. In fact, the school district assures that where it may be a free speech issue, we take the protection of free speech very seriously,” the district said.