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CLEVELAND – NOTE: This story contains language that may be offensive to some.

After NewsChannel 5 started asking questions, a Cleveland Metropolitan School District resource officer was put on paid administrative leave related to his controversial social media comments about Tamir Rice’s death.

On Dec. 30, Matthew Cicero posted the following statement to his Facebook page:

Tamir Rice’s momma just want money. . . raise your kids not to play with guns stupid b#$*& . . . 

When a Facebook friend responded that Tamir did not deserve to die, Cicero posted the following reply:

You pull out a gun you get shot. I don’t have time to ask questions and coddle kids that wave guns around.

The Willoughby Hills resident, who has worked for CMSD for five years, also posted a meme showing a man holding up a real gun in one hand and a fake gun in his other hand.

When NewsChannel 5 Investigator Sarah Buduson attempted to question Lester Fultz, CMSD Chief of Safety and Security, about Cicero’s comments, he walked away without answering our questions Monday afternoon.


Article Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5 Cleveland

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