KU professor on leave for blaming NRA for Navy Yard shooting


The University of Kansas has placed a journalism professor on leave because of a tweet he wrote this week after the Navy Yard shooting.

David W. Guth tweeted "blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters" after Monday's shooting in Washington, D.C., in which 13 people died, including the gunman.

The university said Friday that Guth, an associate professor of journalism, was placed on indefinite administrative leave pending a review.

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little says the action was taken to prevent disruptions in the learning environment for students, the journalism school and the university.

Kansas Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce said Thursday he was appalled by the tweet and called for Guth's removal.

The 12 victims were all shot and killed when Aaron Alexis entered the Washington Navy Yard, assembled a shotgun, and then began shooting.