University Security Says “Fire” on Little Girl’s Game of Thrones T-shirt is Code for AK-47 – Suspends Professor

Daisy Luther April 19, 2014

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We can all breathe a sigh of relief to know that “zero tolerance” applies to teachers as well as students. Bergen Community College in New Jersey is safe…they have shut down a terroristic threat and suspended the professor responsible. Everyone must understand that we can’t just send out photos that might reference guns and not expect to face the consequences.

I’ll go out on a limb here and guess that when Professor Francis Schmidt was summoned to the school’s human resources department over a “threatening email” he was probably absolutely baffled.

The threatening email was an automatic notification that he had posted a photo on an unnamed social media outlet.

Here’s the photo he posted. But be prepared – this is indicative of graphic violence and you might be frightened. It’s okay, he’s been punished, and you are safe. Take a deep breath.


That is Schmidt’s little girl, doing “yoga.” Are you scared? Do you feel threatened? Because this leader of higher education was terrorized and in fear that Schmidt was going to go on some kind of armed rampage with an “assault weapon.”

Anyone who has ever watched HBO’s Game of Thrones knows that this is a catchphrase on the program. Actually, you probably don’t even have to watch the show to know that – it’s all over the internet. During the meeting Schmidt even Googled the phrase to show the Inquisitors…I mean, school officials, that this was just a line from a TV program. But the security official argued that the word “fire” could actually be a reference to an AK-47, and with that, Schmidt was suspended, without pay.

Schmidt was not allowed to return to work until he had a psychiatric evaluation.


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