Activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the strike for a “Town-Gown Climate Accord” hosted by the Iowa City Climate Strikers, Oct. 4, 2019.
Joseph Cress, Iowa City Press-Citizen

DES MOINES, Iowa – The teacher who referenced a sniper rifle in a Facebook comment about teen climate activist Greta Thunberg’s visit last week to Iowa City has resigned.

Matt Baish, a science teacher at Waterloo West High School, had been placed on administrative leave after posting “Dont have my sniper rifle” Oct. 3 on an article about Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish girl who has spoken out about climate change.


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