A Las Vegas Professor Reportedly Shot Himself to Protest Trump

Nick Kangadis | September 13, 2018
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Folks, I think this next guy will definitely win “dumbass of the week” for what he did to himself in order to make a statement about his disdain for President Trump. Trump Derangement Syndrome is real, and this is the proof.

News is just now trickling out about 69-year-old College of Southern Nevada (CSN) sociology professor Mark J. Bird, who apparently shot himself in protest of President Trump. There’s no word on exactly why he was “protesting” Trump.

Maybe he was trying to show what could happen if we arm teachers in schools. I don’t think Trump had teachers like Bird in mind, however.

For those of you thinking that schools are “gun-free zones,” you’d be correct in this instance. Bird had no concealed-carry permit for the weapon and was unlawfully carrying on school grounds.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Mark J. Bird, 69, was charged last month with discharging a gun within a prohibited structure, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property, court records show. He was found bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his arm about 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 28 outside a bathroom in the Charleston campus K building.

Inside the bathroom, campus police found a $100 bill taped to a mirror along with a note that said, “For the janitor,” according to Bird’s arrest report. On the floor of the restroom was a black-and-white, .22-caliber pistol and one spent shell casing.

The Review-Journal added, "One college employee told police that he held Bird’s hand to calm him down as others tried to stop the bleeding. While waiting for authorities to arrive, Bird said he had shot himself in protest of President Donald Trump, police noted in their report. The report did not elaborate."

The report also noted that Bird was still employed with the school as of Tuesday. Bird has been a CSN professor for 25 years and has tenure, but is not scheduled to teach during the fall semester.

I’ve heard of “suicide bombers” before, but I’ve never heard of a “self-inflicted gunshot protest.” There’s a first time for everything, I guess.

H/T: Barstool Sports