Roughly 20 miles to the southeast of downtown Charlotte, NC, lies the picturesque bedroom community of Waxhaw. Known for it’s conservative politics and small town Southern charm, Waxhaw is a much sought for hometown for more than a few wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the largest city the Tar Heel State.
Yet it’s highly unlikely that anyone would move to this quaint little hamlet knowing that students have accused a local high school teacher of stating in front of her students that Vice President Mike Pence should be “shot in the head.”
Unfortunately for the teacher in question, not only are the Union County School Board and the Union County Sheriff’s Office investigating the accusation, the US Secret Service has also been informed.
As reported by WJZY-TV Fox 46 Charlotte;
A Union County high school teacher is under investigation after reportedly making threatening comments to a class of students, saying the vice president should be shot.
The Cuthbertson High School teacher called out VP Mike Pence while he was visiting NC, allegedly telling her students he should be “shot in the head.”
The Union County Sheriff’s Office says it’s passed this information along to the Secret Service to investigate.
The teacher, who FOX 46 is not naming at this time, allegedly made the comments to students the same week the vice president 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, a parent of two Cuthbertson students says, 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 statement like that to anyone,” said Obeid.
Especially when the statements were allegedly made to students.