Iowa science teacher placed on leave after sniper rifle comment about Greta Thunberg

Mar 2012
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A Waterloo teacher who made a social media comment about a sniper rifle on a post about climate activist Greta Thunberg visiting Iowa City has been placed on leave.

The District said Matt Baish has been placed on administrative leave as it investigates the comment. Baish is listed as a science teacher at Waterloo West High School.

In a post on Facebook regarding Thunberg's visit, Baish had commented: "Don't have my sniper rifle".

Iowa City police say they will have heightened security at Friday's event. Thunberg is scheduled to speak at a climate march at noon in downtown Iowa City.

 
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A Waterloo teacher who made a social media comment about a sniper rifle on a post about climate activist Greta Thunberg visiting Iowa City has been placed on leave.

The District said Matt Baish has been placed on administrative leave as it investigates the comment. Baish is listed as a science teacher at Waterloo West High School.

In a post on Facebook regarding Thunberg's visit, Baish had commented: "Don't have my sniper rifle".

Iowa City police say they will have heightened security at Friday's event. Thunberg is scheduled to speak at a climate march at noon in downtown Iowa City.

Teachers are supposed to be brighter than this. What a dumb thing to do.




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One has to wonder how a red flag law would work in this case? Is this guy being a smart ass? Or is he potentially dangerous?
 
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Not sure how you'd screen out future comments like this.
Yes. But he posted this on Facebook. Not sure how that would be caught in a vetting?
A. Look up his PAST posts, before hiring him (unless he is an old timer who has worked there for decades, since BEFORE social media lol)

B. Someone who posts such things probably will display a certain kind of attitude face to face too...
 
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