For the first time in print media, National File is identifying April Wyche as the high school teacher who police say called for Vice President Mike Pence’s assassination in Union County, North Carolina.
Wyche reportedly told her students that Pence should be “shot in the head,” while he and President Donald J. Trump visited North Carolina last week to rally for Rep. Dan Bishop, who won his special election in NC-09.
She is employed at Cuthbertson High School in Union County, North Carolina, near Charlotte. She has been placed on a leave of absence, and Secret Service is investigating her threats.
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National File has been working to identify Wyche all week. Cuthbertson High School refused to confirm her identity, saying that it did not discuss personnel matters.
When National File reached out to Fox46 reporter David Sentendrey, who originally reported on the alleged threats but did not print Wyche’s name, we asked if the outlet had plans to update it’s story to include her name.
He said the outlet had no such plans, and said that Fox46 did not want to publish Wyche’s name because her comments are only allegations. In answering our question, he confirmed that Wyche was the teacher who had been placed on leave.
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He also confirmed that the media was hiding her identity. Sentendrey denied that protecting her identity had anything to do with her leftist politics.
When asked whether Fox works for the government or for it’s viewers, Sentendrey refused to answer.
Wyche denied saying the Pence should be “shot in the head” in a brief interview with Charlotte’s WBT Radio.