University professor posted ‘Blow up Republicans’ on Facebook, will keep his job

A professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington openly called for violence against members of the Republican Party on social media last month. But amazingly, he does not appear to be in danger of losing his job.

What are the details?

Dan Johnson, an associate professor in the university's School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, wrote "Blow up Republicans" in a Facebook status update on May 17, according to Campus Reform. 

The post has since been deleted, but not before several students reportedly saw it and complained — and not before the conservative news outlet captured a screenshot.



Two days after writing the post, Johnson reportedly updated his Facebook status again, this time saying, "Time for my summer break from Facebook."

Evidently, Johnson's original post was seen not only by students but by officials at the university. Andrea Monroe Weaver, the university's communications officer, confirmed to Campus Reform that "the university was made aware of the post and has appropriately addressed it."

Weaver did not go into further detail about what actions the university took to address the incident; however, the university later confirmed to the news outlet that Johnson is slated to continue teaching in the fall.

TheBlaze reached out to the University of North Carolina Wilmington for further explanation on the matter. Weaver provided the following statement in response: