Public School Teacher Placed on Leave for Saying Rush Limbaugh Cancer Diagnosis ‘Awesome’, Hoping Death is ‘Painful’

Screenshot of tweet by Travis Sarandos. Original tweet and the @travis_MKE account have since been deleted.

Social media platforms like Twitter allow users to post their unfiltered thoughts about any subject, but that has its risks, as one Milwaukee Public Schools teacher discovered this week. Travis Sarandos, an English teacher at Milwaukee High School of the Arts posted an insensitive tweet about conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh‘s cancer diagnosis and has now been placed on leave.

Limbaugh announced earlier this month that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, prompting a flood of comments from both supporters wishing him well and critics dismissing any thought of offering sympathy to a political foe. Still, most critics focused
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