University puts professor who called for murder of NRA member's children back to work

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  • "The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters."
  • KU announced Thursday that David Guth would return to work, but not to the classroom.
  • Guth, who had defended the Tweet in an interview with Campus Reform on Sept. 18,
  • Peter Guth had originally defended the Tweet in an interview with Campus Reform.

    The Kansas University (KU) professor who was placed on administrative leave after calling for the death of NRA members' children returned to work today — but not to teach.

    KU announced Thursday that David Guth would return to work, but not to the classroom.

    "Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters."   

    "We do have a lot of work to do on assessment as we prepare for various levels of accreditation, and that’s some of the work he will be doing," said William Allen White School of Journalism Dean Ann Brill, according to the University Daily Kansan, KU's student newspaper.

    Guth was suspended on Sept. 20 over a Tweet he posted on Sept. 16.

    “We do have a lot of work to do on assessment as we prepare for various levels of accreditation, and that’s so - See more at: http://kansan.com/news/2013/10/24/guth-apologizes-for-controversial-tweet-upon-return-to-university-of-kansas/#sthash.EDzCl5J3.dpuf

    "The blood is on the hands of the #NRA," he tweeted, following the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, DC. "Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters."

    Guth, who had defended the Tweet in an interview with Campus Reform on Sept. 18, issued a statement apologizing for it on Thursday night.

    "My September 16 tweet following the Navy Yard shootings has caused a great deal of pain for many people, and for that I apologize,” Guth said in a statement to the Kansan. “Some interpreted my tweet differently than it was intended: I don’t want anyone’s children hurt.”

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    “My September 16 tweet following the Navy Yard shootings has caused a great deal of pain for many people, and for that I apologize,” Guth said in a statement to the Kansan. “Some interpreted my tweet differently than it was intended: I don’t want anyone’s children hurt.” - See more at: http://kansan.com/news/2013/10/24/guth-apologizes-for-controversial-tweet-upon-return-to-university-of-kansas/#sthash.EDzCl5J3.dpuf
    “Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May god damn you.” - See more at: http://kansan.com/news/2013/10/24/guth-apologizes-for-controversial-tweet-upon-return-to-university-of-kansas/#sthash.EDzCl5J3.dpuf
    “Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May god damn you.” - See more at: http://kansan.com/news/2013/10/24/guth-apologizes-for-controversial-tweet-upon-return-to-university-of-kansas/#sthash.EDzCl5J3.dpuf
    “Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May god damn you.” - See more at: http://kansan.com/news/2013/10/24/guth-apologizes-for-controversial-tweet-upon-return-to-university-of-kansas/#sthash.EDzCl5J3.dpuf
    Katherine  Timpf

    Katherine Timpf

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    Katherine Timpf is a columnist at Campus Reform. Previously, Timpf worked as a reporter, web editor, and radio personality at The Washington Times. She was also an anchor for NASA's alternative radio station, Third Rock Radio.

    Timpf has appeared on national television news shows, including  America Live with Megyn Kelly and Fox and Friends, and her stories have been featured on several national news outlets, including the Drudge Report. She has been an op ed contributor to publications including the Orange County Register and Investor's Business Daily.

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