A Knoxville School Board member has resigned over a social media post he made about President Donald Trump.
KNIA/KRLS reports that former school board member Mike Helle resigned after posting a message on Facebook suggesting President Trump be assassinated. The quote reads, “Trump (Twitter) needs to be neutralized. Trump needs to take in a show at Ford’s Theater.”
The Knoxville Police Department confirmed they have been in touch with Secret Service agents regarding the comments made by Helle, according to the radio station.
Knoxville Superintendent Cassi Pearson said the following statement was emailed to members of the school board Thursday at 10:08 p.m.:
“I feel it is in the best interest of the Knoxville School District if I resign from the Knoxville School Board immediately.
“I have enjoyed my 12 years on the board and I know that we have accomplished many positive things. Sincerely, Mike Helle”