Knoxville Community School District recently said goodbye to one of their board members after he commented on social media about President Trump being assassinated. In the post, he wrote that President Trump needs to “take in a show at Ford’s Theatre,” an apparent connection to where President Lincoln was assassinated.
After learning of the comment, Knoxville Police reported Helle to the Secret Service. The school board member gained extensive publicity and eventually resigned from his post via a text message to the district superintendent and school board president.
Superintendent Cassi Pearson stated that she was at a middle school concert when she and the board president, Andrew Schmidt, received the text that Halle was resigning. Pearson released the following statement about the situation:
“I had been notified earlier that he had made a Facebook post as an individual… He sent a text tendering his resignation from the school board.”
Helle’s has spoken about the incident but kept it short and directed it at others on social media:
“If I could share one important thought with all of your listeners it would be to be careful of what you post online because one comment taken out of a string of back and forth post(s) can and will be taken out of context.”
The Superintendent has clarified that the social media post does not reflect the school’s view of the United States President.
What do you think of this type of the outcome of this kind of post? Do you think people are taking it way too hard? Let us know!