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Fitchburg Public Schools Worker Under Investigation by Secret Service After Reported 'Kill Trump' Tweet

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    Secret Service Investigates Public School Worker

    A public school employee in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, has been placed on leave and is being investigated by the Secret Service after allegedly sending a threatening tweet about Donald Trump Jr.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 15, 2018)

    A Massachusetts public school employee is on leave and under investigation by the Secret Service after allegedly sending a threatening tweet in which the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., was tagged.

    Police confirmed to NBC10 Boston Monday evening that the Secret Service was investigating an employee of Fitchburg Public Schools. The school district confirmed that a paraprofessional had been placed on paid administrative leave following a social media post.

    "This is being done to protect the interests of the employee as well as the interest of the district," Rick Zeena, administrator of human resources at Fitchburg Public Schools, said in a statement. "It will allow the investigation to conclude and minimize any disruption and distraction in the schools."

    School officials and police did not identify the woman, but the Sentinel and Enterprise shared a screenshot of a since-deleted tweet from the school employee in response to a tweet from former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Illinois) reading "If @MichaelAvenatti and @DonaldJTrumpJr go through with this MMA fight, could we make sure they both lose?"

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    "No just kill Trump..." the woman allegedly wrote.

    As of Monday evening, the Twitter account seen in the archived tweets is protected, with only followers allowed to view content.

    The woman's husband, a principal in the school district, told NBC10 Boston that the tweet was taken out of context and that the couple is embarrassed by the situation. He said she "regrets sending out the tweet and did not mean for it to be threatening."

    Fitchburg Police said they would assist in the Secret Service investigation if needed, but added that their "current role is nothing more than a liaison."

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