A Milwaukee, Wisconsin, high school teacher has been put on leave after racing to Twitter to celebrate the impending cancer death of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
The Milwaukee Public Schools teacher ended up in trouble after tweeting that she hopes that Rush Limbaugh dies a painful death from lung cancer.
Travis Sarandos, who teaches English at Milwaukee High School of the Arts, revealed himself to be a ghoul by replying to another tweet that expressed the hope that Limbaugh would beat his illness.
Sarandos wrote, “Limbaugh absolutely should have to suffer from cancer. it’s awesome that he’s dying, and hopefully it is as quick as it is painful.”
The teacher was immediately slammed for his hateful attack on Rush and then panicked by quickly deleting his entire Twitter account.
The Milwaukee schools initially tried to brush the teacher’s tweet off by merely saying that he does not speak for the district. But a few hours later, the district announced that Sarandos had been placed on leave pending an investigation.
The conservative talk giant announced last Monday that he was diagnosed with an “advanced case” of lung cancer.
“This day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory, for me, because I’ve known this moment was coming,” Limbaugh said during his Feb. 3 broadcast. “I’m sure that you all know by now that I really don’t like talking about myself and I don’t like making things about me… one thing that I know, that has happened over the 31-plus years of this program is that there has been an incredible bond that had developed between all of you and me.”
“So, I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have to tell you. It’s a struggle for me, because I had to inform my staff earlier today,” the radio king said. “I can’t help but feel that I’m letting everybody down with. The upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.”
“I thought about not telling anybody,” he added. “It is what it is. You know me, I’m the Mayor of Realville, so, this has happened and my intention is to come here every day I can, and do this program as normally and competently and expertly as I do each and every day because that is the source of my greatest satisfaction professionally, personally.”
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