Iowa Teacher Matt Baish Disciplined For Facebook Comment About Killing Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

The Inquisitr 2 months ago

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes to the podium to address young activists and their supporters during the rally for action on climate change on September 27, 2019 in Montreal, Canada

Matt Baish, a Waterloo, Iowa science teacher, has been placed on leave after posting what his superiors took to be a comment threatening teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, USA Today reports.

Last Friday, the 16-year-old Swedish girl visited Iowa City, and on Thursday night, before her visit, Baish wrote in a Facebook post about how he took exception to Greta’s activism. He posted a link to a local newspaper story about the young lady’s visit, and he added his own thoughts as well.

“Dont [sic] have my sniper rifle.”

The post, and indeed, Baish’s Facebook account as a whole, have both since been deleted.

However, news of the post reached the attention of Baish’s superiors at Waterloo Schools, and he has since been placed on administrative leave. Teachers and students were given the news on Friday, and the school district issued a statement to the media explaining the situation.

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