Mark J. Bird, 69, a longtime sociology professor at the College of Southern Nevada, shot himself in the arm late last month — and almost killed himself in the process — all in a bid to stick it to the president, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Police reports note that Bird stepped into a campus bathroom on Aug. 28 armed with a concealed weapon (aren’t liberal professors supposed to be against that?), left a $100 bill for the janitor (who later had to clean up the bloody mess he made) and then shot himself in the arm.
Bird then stumbled out of the bathroom, at which time other university employees — all of them quite shocked — comforted him as they waited for local authorities to arrive. It was during this brief time period that he confessed to shooting himself because of Trump.
“While waiting for authorities to arrive, Bird said he had shot himself in protest of President Donald Trump, police noted in their report. The report did not elaborate,” the Review-Journal noted.
He’s reportedly since been charged “with discharging a gun within a prohibited structure, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property.”
The guy’s been with the college since 1993 and was listed as an emeritus faculty member at the time of the shooting. He reportedly isn’t scheduled to teach any classes this fall, which is great since, 1; he’s arguably insane, and 2; he’s a lousy teacher, according to reviews at Rate My Professors:
The bad news is that it remains unclear whether the school intends to pursue disciplinary actions against him. The school has thus far stonewalled all requests for more information and clarity regarding what happened.
“They never really told the students much about it except that it was resolved on the actual day of the shooting,” Robert Manis, the president of the college’s faculty union, told the Review-Journal. “When you don’t give the full details, then rumors go crazy. It’s unfortunate because it made the students and faculty very afraid and allowed rumors to proliferate.”
There have also been many jokes, or at least on Twitter:
Oh dear! TDS is causing some liberals to deliberately try & remove themselves from the gene pool.
Sociology professor in Las Vegas, has shot himself in the arm with a pistol (he brought on campus illegally & without a CPL) in protest of President Trump. https://t.co/BTiXk0XLkX
— Jean (@watspn1013) September 13, 2018
I love liberal logic. College professor intentionally SHOOTS HIMSELF as a protest against Donald Trump’s presidency.🤪🤪🤪🤪 He sure taught Trump and the rest of the nation a lesson. How much stupidity can fit in one person’s brain? Clearly, A LOT🇺🇸🤣🇺🇸🤣🇺🇸🤣😗😗😗😗😗
— Fred Williamson (@fredswork) September 12, 2018
nothing screams Liberal bad assery like shooting yourself in protest. in the arm. with a .22 https://t.co/P7LpLKobzU
— l.a.n.c.e.r. (@aguyfromtx) September 13, 2018
News Flash- Liberal Professor shoots himself in arm because of Trump. Lol. That dang TDS is gaining ground and cost Trump not one dang cent. This President is absolutely magnificent. Now they are inflicting bodily harm to themselves. Man, where are the brains of these liberals.
— Anthony J Schmidt (@AnthonyJSchmid2) September 13, 2018
If this is a trend, I’m all for it
— Richie Salerno (@DaBikeRichie) September 13, 2018
Now this is a liberal protest I can get behind. This is way better than the castration protest (although I support that too).
— Red ❌ (@JerretGardner) September 13, 2018
— Kocsordi Bojtorján Tizedes (@EHarkonnen4) September 13, 2018
Liberal Professor shoots himself in the arm to “Protest Trump”.
Here is the effect the protest had on Trump pic.twitter.com/O97eqpfyPk
— D. Walrus (@IamDwalrus9) September 12, 2018
Of course, Trump Anxiety Disorder is no joke, so if you happen to experience any deranged suicidal or homicidal desires or thoughts because your preferred candidate lost the 2016 presidential election, please get help immediately, you lunatic.
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