FBI Investigating Social Media Post Alleged to Threaten Kavanaugh

October 08, 2018 06:45 PM

The FBI is looking into a tweet which reportedly referred to killing newly-confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie said his office is not investigating because the tweet was reportedly sent from a home not located in Dakota County.

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The superintendent of Intermediate School District 917, which is located in Rosemount, said an employee had been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

"Over the weekend, the district has received a complaint regarding an employee," superintendent Mark Zuzek said in a statement. "The employee has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Pursuant with the data practices act, we are limited to providing additional information regarding this matter."

The matter was referred to an ethics professional at the professional educator licensing and standards board for consideration on opening an investigation into her license.

Zuzek said the decision was made based on the district's harassment and violence policy, recently updated at the school board's Aug. 2 meeting.

Kavanaugh was confirmed on a 50-48 vote Saturday, capping a fight that seized the national conversation after claims emerged that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted women three decades ago — which he emphatically denied.

The Associated Press contributed to this story


*Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story said the Rosemount School District superintendent said an employee is on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. That is inaccurate. The superintendent of Intermediate School District 917 reported that a employee is on administrative leave. The story has been updated to reflect this change. 


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