Iowa chemistry teacher placed on administrative leave after making sniper rifle comment directed at climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

By |2019-10-08T08:52:57-08:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

She’s a child!

Courtesy of NYT:

An Iowa chemistry teacher was placed on administrative leave after saying on Facebook that he would not attend a rally featuring the climate activist Greta Thunberg because he didn’t “have my sniper rifle,” according to school officials and reports.

The teacher, identified by school officials as Matt Baish, was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, the Waterloo Community School District said in an email to teachers and students, the television station KWWL reported on Friday.

“The nature of the content shared rose to the level of putting this employee on administrative leave pending an investigation,” the district said. “We appreciate your patience as we sort through the details and thank you for respecting the process.”

Mason Severson, 27, a former student of Mr. Baish’s, asked in an Oct. 2 Facebook post who was going to attend a climate strike rally in Iowa City on Friday, and linked to an article with a photo of Ms. Thunberg.

The teacher, Matt Baish, has claimed that he does not even own a sniper rifle and apologized for his post that was “taken too far.” 

“Taken too far?” The man suggested that this young woman should be assassinated for trying to protect his planet. 

She receives death threats almost daily, but you should certainly expect better from a man who educates children. 

Fuck administrative leave, this man needs to be fired immediately. 

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11 Comments

  1. angela October 8, 2019 at 2:50 am

    What is wrong with this man? Guns aimed at a child? In this country? And he is an educator?

    The man is a chemistry teacher. Science. Facts.
    Is he sitting through climate change with a bible, dark glasses and a fake
    news sign hung on his head because he has burnt all of his chemistry books?

    Or maybe he just hates young women who have the nerve to actually speak the truth
    about anything.

    And don’t you know he’d say he took it too far. Any minute he will be saying it was
    a joke. The last resort of idiots, bullies and republicans.

    Get rid of him. He can get a job in the Trump administration.

  2. Anonymous October 8, 2019 at 4:41 am

    It is absolutely sick how her parents, who are both professional performers and liberal activists, forcibly trained this young socially and mentally challenged child to like an animal to push their own personal ideologies, which she knows nothing of besides what she was trained to say. Absolutely gross.

    The sick left will stop at nothing, including using their own children and pushing them on the frontlines. not unlike the Taliban.

    She should be enjoying and exploring her own life and formulate her own ideas as a child. This child abuse should make any adult sick to their stomach.

    • Anonymous October 8, 2019 at 6:09 am

      Bullshit. She’s not a trained seal. This is another right-wing conspiracy theory. That everybody who disagrees with them is a paid actor.

      The theory once again shows that they are money hungry moral cowards. They can’t imagine anyone being concerned enough about the planet to protest without being paid. Some of us do things because we feel they are the right things to do. Not because we are paid. I know doing the right thing without being paid is a foreign concept to the Trump humpers.

      • Anonymous October 8, 2019 at 7:40 am

        You are disgusting 6:09.

        A minor child from a small sheltered European country knows nothing, NOTHING, about the complex realities and inner workings of this world.

        Most adults don’t even have a clue. And you don’t think she is getting paid and that her parent aren’t going to cash in on their little brainwashed child?!

        What different types of jumbo jet planes has she been CO2 ing around the world burning all those fossil fuels? No doubt all her travels are paid for free. She will soon be getting royalties from ghost written books (made from tress OMG!), and probably a kids reality show.

        You are a fool and support child abuse.

        • Joe Beaudoin October 8, 2019 at 8:24 am

          7.40 Have you ever been out of Missouri?

        • majii October 8, 2019 at 3:06 pm

          I’m a retired high school teacher. Children in Western European nations score higher on achievement tests across the board because their countries invest in education. Kids in these nations learn English, their native language, and other languages when they start school, unlike American students. Unless one works in the field of education and has advanced degrees and has studied other nations’ education systems, one has no idea what kids in those nations are learning. The result is peddling in conspiracy theories and saying Greta is a ‘puppet’ who is being manipulated by her parents, and other BS. Greta can come to the U.S., deliver a speech in English and converse in English, but not many American students, if any, could go to Sweden and communicate in Swedish. The truth is that the U.S. doesn’t do as good a job as it could in educating our children as many other nations, and I attribute that to close-minded buffoons with big mouths who wouldn’t choose teaching as a profession because they’re not up to the job.

          • Anonymous October 8, 2019 at 7:11 pm

            “I’m a retired high school teacher.”

            Meaning you know nothing about the world. Congrats on your free ride your whole life.

          • majii October 9, 2019 at 3:12 pm

            @ 7:11 pm. Go ahead and keep telling yourself that, if it makes you feel better about posting about things you know nothing about. Whatever floats your boat and makes you feel better. Only I know my business. You, on the other hand, are left making guesses based only on your ‘feelings,’ stereotyping, and scapegoating. Have at it. No matter what you say on this site, you don’t know me and never will.

        • Anonymous in Chicago October 8, 2019 at 4:43 pm

          @7:40AM. Where are you getting your information? First, Greta is 16 years old and Sweden is hardly a sheltered country. Europe is far more advanced in health & environmental awareness than many countries.

          My son is also passionate about the planet and how we treat it. A few years ago when my son was in middle school, his science project was about the use of algae (spirulina) as a food source and how this food source could bring a positive impact to starving people in poorer nations. His next year in middle school, he did a project on Fair Trade and its economic impact in the world. My son attends public school and has an IEP due to his special needs.

          And finally, when Miss Greta took her voyage to America to speak at the UN Climate Summit, she came in a boat equipped with solar panels, which took her 15 days to arrive. She took the boat to advance ways to reduce emissions. Harrison Ford also spoke at a climate summit but he flew in private jets.

          As far as I can tell, there is no child abuse there, only a very determined and informed 16 year old from Sweden who is trying to tell the world to wake-up because all nations are connected when it comes to the environment.

    • Joe Beaudoin October 8, 2019 at 7:38 am

      Wow! What hole did you crawl out of? Just because someone of limited intellect such as yourself cannot grasp that a change must occur in the way that humans treat this planet doesn’t mean it’s all a plot. Trump stated that he loves the uneducated. Your comment illustrates this perfectly.

  3. OT-FYI October 8, 2019 at 8:35 am

    https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00753

    “Guns exact a heavy toll on the American public every day. On the average day, around 100 people DIE from a gun death.”
    “In 2017, 39,773 people died from firearms. Murder accounted for 37% of these deaths. Law enforcement and accidental shootings accounted for about for 3% of the deaths. The remaining 60% of firearm deaths resulted from suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among U.S. adults and the second leading cause of death among teens. The majority of suicides are completed using a firearm.” “Our study reinforces what many in public health recognize: There is no single solution to the complex problems of firearm death and firearm suicide.”

    “the Dickey Amendment, which was passed in 1996, and related policies have stifled federal funding for gun violence research. We believe that Congress should repeal the law and related policies. There is a critical need to conduct research to improve understanding about the risk factors for firearm suicide and gun violence and about the measures that could be taken to combat the firearm death epidemic afflicting our communities.”

    https://theconversation.com/more-mental-health-care-wont-stop-the-gun-epidemic-new-study-suggests-124253

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5993413/

    “The Dickey Amendment arose in response to efforts made in the early 1990s to begin treating gun violence as a public health issue. In 1992, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) converted its violence prevention division into a center that would lead federal efforts to reduce deaths and injuries resulting from violence. Soon, studies funded by the center began to draw attention to the gun issue. In particular, a 1993 study by Arthur Kellermann and his colleagues revealed an increased risk of homicide associated with presence of a firearm in a home.1 The Kellermann study and other similar investigations struck a nerve and began to receive widespread attention in newspapers and other media.

    The National Rifle Association (NRA) accused the CDC of being biased against guns and began lobbying for the elimination of the injury prevention center. Although the center survived, the NRA persuaded its allies in Congress to take action. Led by Representative Jay Dickey of Arkansas, they added a provision to a 1996 spending bill declaring that “[n]one of the funds made available in this title may be used, in whole or in part, to advocate or promote gun control.”2 Congress also stipulated that $2.6 million of the CDC’s budget, which was the amount spent on firearm injury research during the previous year, would be specifically earmarked for research on traumatic brain injuries.”

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