We first told you about University of Kansas Professor David Guth back in September. He was suspended for wishing death on the children of NRA members but now he’s headed back to work. He won’t be teaching but will be assigned other duties.

FOX News reports.

State official slams University of Kansas for allowing prof suspended over NRA tweet to be back at work

A state official from Kansas criticized the University of Kansas’ decision to allow the professor suspended over a tweet that targeted the National Rifle Association after the Navy Yard shooting to be allowed to return the school.

“All they’re doing is stalling, hoping that it will die down and everybody will forget about it,” State Sen. Greg Smith, a Republican lawmaker, told The Kansas City Star. “He was way out of line, way outside anything that’s covered by tenure, due process or anything else. As far as I’m concerned, it was hate speech.”

The journalism professor, David Guth, will not return to his classroom in 2013 and it is unclear if he will be back in the fall.

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, from the school, issued a press release stating that Guth would be assigned to other duties. It also said he would take a planned sabbatical in the spring. His annual salary is $82,703, The Kansas City Star reported.

Guth posted the tweet after the September shootings killed 13 people in Washington, D.C. It said, “The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you.”

Guth issued a statement Thursday evening apologizing for his tweet that “caused a great deal of pain for many people.”

“Some interpreted my tweet differently than it was intended,” Guth wrote. “I don’t want anyone’s children hurt. The fact my words were misconstrued is my fault.”

Guth said that he was a professional communicator but didn’t do a good job of explaining his position.