KU professor on leave for blaming NRA for Navy Yard shooting

KU professor on leave for blaming NRA for Navy Yard shooting

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy: ku.edu Courtesy: ku.edu
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -

The University of Kansas has placed a journalism professor on leave because of a tweet he wrote this week after the Navy Yard shooting.

David W. Guth tweeted "blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters" after Monday's shooting in Washington, D.C., in which 13 people died, including the gunman.

The university said Friday that Guth, an associate professor of journalism, was placed on indefinite administrative leave pending a review.

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little says the action was taken to prevent disruptions in the learning environment for students, the journalism school and the university.

Kansas Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce said Thursday he was appalled by the tweet and called for Guth's removal.

The 12 victims were all shot and killed when Aaron Alexis entered the Washington Navy Yard, assembled a shotgun, and then began shooting.

  • FOX25 Slideshows

  • FOX 25 FeaturesMore>>

  • Tell Me Something Good

    Tell Me Something Good

    Tired of all the bad news? Looking for some good news? Tell Me Something Good, does just that! FOX 25's Mike Brooks finds the good in Oklahoma and tells you all about it.
    Tired of all the bad news? Looking for some good news? Tell Me Something Good, does just that! FOX 25's Mike Brooks finds the good in Oklahoma and tells you all about it.
  • Waste Watch

    Waste Watch

    How are your tax dollars being spent? FOX 25 Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments, or any groups, are using your money wisely... or wasting it.
    How are your tax dollars being spent? FOX 25 Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments, or any groups, are using your money wisely... or wasting it.
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by 

WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOKH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.