The nutty professor who tweeted his hope that children of National Rifle Association members were the next murder victims of a mass shooter was placed on “indefinite administrative leave” Friday.
Amidst national outcry, even after the University of Kansas publicly denounced journalism professor David Warner Guth’s “offensive comments,” the university’s Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, announced Guth’s leave on the school’s website Friday:
Guth wrote the twisted tweet while events were still unfolding during the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard last Monday. It appears his Twitter account is no longer active as of Saturday morning:
Taking to his personal blog Monday to continue his call for NRA members’ kids to be killed by a mass shooter next time, Guth wrote, in part:
But if it does happen again – and it likely will – may it happen to those misguided miscreants who suggest that today’s death toll at the Navy Yard would have been lower if the employees there were allowed to pack heat. Those fools don’t get it.
Guth continued to fully defend his comments all week: “Hell no, hell no, I do not regret that Tweet,” he told Campus Reform on Wednesday. “I don’t take it back one bit.”
Not everyone feels “indefinite administrative leave” is punishment enough for a professor who wishes our sons and daughters dead.
Twitchy compiled some tweets:
Tammy Bruce wasn’t the only one sugarcoating the murder wish by calling it a “controversial tweet.” Check out a Huffington Post headline:
Republicans want a journalism professor fired because he sent a controversial tweet http://t.co/5fwRBccF06
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) September 20, 2013
For those of you who now wish to add your voice to the growing number of complaints that admin leave is not enough for this “misguided miscreant,” here is the contact information for key university officials:
Bernadette Gray-Little, University Chancellor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Martin, Office of Public Affairs, email@example.com
David Guth, Associate Professor of Journalism, firstname.lastname@example.org