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An Indiana University Health nurse has been fired after posting a tweet in which she declared that white male babies “should be sacrificed to the wolves.”
A statement released from IU Health said, “A recently hired IU Health employee tied to troubling posts on social media this weekend is no longer an employee of IU Health.”
The post was linked to an employee of Indiana University Health named Taiyesha Baker.
The announcement of Baker’s dismissal came just one day after the health system’s human resources department launched an investigation into the matter, the Indy Star reported.
Although Baker was not named in the Saturday statement from Indiana University Health, Jason Fechner, a spokesman for the health system, confirmed that Baker was employed by the organization when the tweet was posted.
The tweet itself was posted on an account with the username “Night Nurse.”
Fechner did not specify where Baker worked, but the statement by Indiana University Health indicated that she was not employed at Riley Hospital for Children.
“IU Health is aware of several troubling posts on social media which appear to be from a recently hired IU Health employee,” the statement read. “Our HR department continues to investigate the situation and the authenticity of the posts. During the investigation, that employee (who does not work at Riley Hospital for Children) will have no access to patient care.”
Baker’s post sparked fear and outrage among social media users.
According to state records, Baker was licensed as a registered nurse on Oct. 30 and claimed to have worked in pediatrics, according to deleted social media posts cited by WXIN.
Fechner told the New York Post early Monday that Baker joined the health care system less than a month ago.
“She was still going through orientation and wasn’t caring for patients,” Fechner said in an email. “She had no disciplinary issues prior to this matter.”
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