Police Report: Prof. Collapses After Shooting Self in Arm To Protest Trump


Following the election of President Donald Trump in 2016, a remarkable number of liberals have seemingly lost touch with reality and common sense, a “condition” humorously referred to as “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

Unfortunately, it isn’t always funny when those who are afflicted with TDS act out on their deranged hatred for Trump, and it has been viewed as inevitable by many that the left’s collective TDS affliction will only get worse until somebody ends up seriously hurt or dead, whether on the left or right.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, that may have nearly occurred when a sociology professor at the College of Southern Nevada was found to have suffered a gunshot wound to the arm on Aug. 28, the second day of classes at the school.

However, it was not a student or angry Trump supporter who shot the professor, but the professor himself, Mark J. Bird, ostensibly in protest of the president … for whatever sense that might make.

Literally adding insult to injury, Bird now faces felony weapons charges over his anti-Trump stunt, including “discharging a gun within a prohibited structure, carrying a concealed firearm without a permit and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property.”

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The professor is scheduled to appear in Las Vegas Justice Court on Sept. 17 for a preliminary hearing on the charges.

Bird was found outside of a bathroom in a campus building shortly after 8 a.m. on Aug. 28. Students who had reportedly heard a “loud noise” from the bathroom saw him stumble out and collapse on the floor while bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to his arm.

Upon launching an investigation, campus police immediately discovered a black and white .22-caliber pistol on the floor inside the bathroom, as well as one spent shell casing.

They also found a $100 bill taped to the mirror inside the bathroom with a note that read, “For the janitor,” The Hill reported. At least the professor was courteous to the person who’d have to clean up his mess.

Is this one of the weirdest and most insane displays of TDS ever seen?

Meanwhile, prior to the arrival of campus police, students and other employees of the college attempted to calm Bird after he had shot himself and determine what had happened. It was then that Bird revealed he had shot himself in protest of Trump, though there was no additional explanation as to why he had chosen to shoot himself in protest of the president.

A campus-wide alert had been sent out shortly after the shooting reassuring students and faculty that the incident was over and the campus was safe. The school has said little else about the incident, prompting a plethora of rumors and complaints about the school’s lack of transparency about exactly what had occurred.

“They never really told the students much about it except that it was resolved on the actual day of the shooting,” said Robert Manis, president of faculty union Nevada Faculty Alliance, to the Review-Journal. “When you don’t give the full details, then rumors go crazy. It’s unfortunate because it made the students and faculty very afraid and allowed rumors to proliferate.”

Bird has been a professor at the college since 1993 and was listed as an emeritus member of the faculty as of the day of the shooting, though he was not scheduled to teach any classes for the current Fall 2018 semester.

The professor remains employed by the college at this time and it is unclear what, if any, disciplinary action will be taken by the college in response to his criminal, and rather idiotic, actions.

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The biggest fear with regard to Trump-hating liberals suffering from TDS has been that some may lash out violently against the president — or more likely, his legion of supporters — but few have suspected that TDS sufferers would violently assault themselves because of the president.

One final note: In all likelihood, this Trump-hating professor probably also hated guns and was in favor of stricter gun control laws, like most liberal college and university faculty members, yet he apparently had no problem breaking already existing gun control laws by bringing an illicitly concealed firearm into a “gun free zone” and then illegally discharging that weapon, a rather ironic turn of events.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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