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Teacher resigns after tweeting death threat about Justice Brett Kavanaugh

The Minnesota teacher who talked about death threats against Justice Brett Kavanaugh has resigned from her position at school. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A Minnesota teacher has resigned from her position after she appeared to suggest that someone should assassinate newly appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The unidentified teacher — who shared a Saturday tweet that said, "So whose [sic] gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?" — was initially placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident.

On Tuesday, however, the district announced that the teacher had voluntarily resigned.

The educator, who formerly taught at the Intermediate School District 917’s Alliance Education Center in Rosemount, worked as a special education teacher.

In a statement shared on the district website, Superintendent Mark Zuzek addressed the controversy.

He wrote, "On Sunday, October 7, 2018, the district began receiving complaints regarding an employee. The actions of the employee did not occur at school, and there were no school devices, equipment, or other school staff involved in the actions."

Zuzek's statement noted that "[a]t no time were students or staff in danger," and added that the unnamed employee was initially "placed on paid administrative leave and an investigation conducted."

"The employee has voluntarily resigned from their position with the school district, and therefore is no longer employed by Intermediate School District 917," Zuzek's statement added.

The statement concluded, "Pursuant with the Minnesota Data Practices Act, we are limited to providing additional information regarding this matter."

It is not clear at the time of this writing if law enforcement will be investigating the teacher's tweet.

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