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Rosemount teaching assistant suspended for tweet threatening Brett Kavanaugh

The special ed teacher is on paid administrative leave.

A special education teaching assistant for Rosemount schools has been suspended after posting a tweet that threatened the life of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The staffer, who works at the Alliance Education Center in Rosemount, posted the tweet on Saturday, stating: "So whose gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?"

It has since been deleted, though not before several users had taken screenshots.

Kavanaugh was confirmed as the newest Supreme Court Justice in a 50-48 Senate vote on Saturday, following a contentious confirmation process as he faced allegations of attempted sexual assault against him dating back to high school.

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Superintendent Mark Zuzek posted a statement on the Intermediate School District #917 on Monday morning.

"Over the weekend, the district has received a complaint regarding an employee. The employee has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation," he wrote.

"Pursuant with the data practices act, we are limited to providing additional information regarding this matter."

The Alliance Education Center is a school for Students with Unique Needs (SUN), including those on the autism spectrum and those with emotional behavior disorders.

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According to the Star Tribune, the FBI in Minneapolis said it's aware of the tweet after it had been reported to the bureau by Twitter users, who also forwarded it to the Secret Service and the federal police force.

The staff member has since removed her social media accounts.

The Atlantic reports that the Secret Service has been investigating multiple death threats against Kavanaugh during and in the wake of his confirmation.

Threats have also been leveled at one of his accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who reportedly has not been able to return to her home because of threats against her and her family's lives, The Hill reports.

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