High school English teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been placed on leave after he sent out a tweet celebrating conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s cancer diagnosis, and wishing him a painful death.
Replying to a tweet that reportedly showed support for Limbaugh, Milwaukee High School of the Arts teacher Travis Sarandos reportedly tweeted the following, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
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 Sentinel reports that the teacher has since deleted his LinkedIn and Twitter account and that he has been placed on leave from the High school. However, Milne News was able to acquire a screenshot:
The crew over at Daily Wire reached out to Milwaukee Public Schools for comment, and Shahree Douglas, director of communications and outreach, responded with the following statement:
“We are aware of Mr. Sarandos’ actions and can confirm that he was not speaking on behalf of any students or staff of Milwaukee High School of the Arts or Milwaukee Public Schools. The district is following policy and procedures related to personnel matters. Mr. Sarandos has been placed on leave pending further investigation.”
Rush Limbaugh announced his diagnosis on February 3 during his radio show. “I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have to tell you,” he said. “I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Diagnosis confirmed by two medical institutions back on January 20th.”
The following day, Limbaugh attended President Trump’s State of the Union speech and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Rush Limbaugh has inspired a generation and been the leading voice of the conservative movement for decades.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) February 5, 2020
Rush returned to his show on Friday after missing three shows for treatments. He said those supporting him since disclosing his diagnosis have made him feel like “one of the luckiest people alive.”