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Waterloo Teacher Threat

A Waterloo teacher who made a social media comment about a sniper rifle on a post about climate activist Greta Thunberg visiting Iowa City has been placed on leave. KCRG reports Matt Baish has been placed on administrative leave as it investigates the comment. Baish is listed as a science teacher at Waterloo West High School. In a post on Facebook regarding Thunberg’s visit, Baish had commented: “Don’t have my sniper rifle”. Iowa City police say they had heightened security at Friday’s event where Thunberg spoke at a climate march in downtown Iowa City. 16-year old Thunberg of Sweden, has stirred controversy in her direct and blunt approach to calling for reforms around climate change and protecting the environment.

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