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Knoxville School Board Member Resigns After President Trump Assassination Comment Online

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KNOXVILLE, Iowa  —  A Knoxville School Board member has resigned his position after posting a message online joking about President Trump’s assassination.

Mike Helle posted a message on Facebook encouraging President Trump “to take in a show at Ford’s Theatre,” where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. He resigned by email on Thursday night just after 10 o’clock.

Helle had served on the board for 12 years.

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