A professor suspended after saying: “I hope they will all understand and die”

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– West Virginia Marshall University said on Friday it had put one of its assistant professors on administrative leave after allegedly saying in a virtual conference that it hoped President Trump supporters who forgoing masks would be infected with the coronavirus and would die before the November elections. The Hill reports that one of Jennifer Mosher’s students recorded her comments and posted them on Twitter. Mosher, who is in the school’s biology department, reportedly discussed President Trump’s indoor rallies and the lack of a mask.

His quote, from the video: “I’ve become the kind of person where I hope they all catch it and die.” I’m sorry, but it’s so frustrating – just – I don’t know what else to do. You can “Don’t argue with them, you can’t talk to them about common sense, uh, I said to someone yesterday, I hope they all die before the election.” It’s the only hope I have right now. The 44-second clip ends with her saying “I really shouldn’t be talking about politics here,” WV Public Broadcasting reports. The school is investigating. The statement she issued reads in part, “The University does not support or condone the use of any of its educational platforms to demean people or wish to harm those with divergent political views.” (Read more stories about coronaviruses.)

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