"Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich has been suspended indefinitely after she tweeted a widely criticized joke about Barron Trump, a person familiar with the situation tells The Hollywood Reporter.
NBC had no comment.
On Friday, Rich tweeted that “Barron will be this country’s first home-school shooter,” which led to public outcry and some calling for the dismissal of the SNL writer. Rich later deleted the tweet, and deactivated her account. On Monday, she reactivated her account and issued an apology.
I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I’m so sorry.
— Katie Rich (@katiemaryrich) January 23, 2017
A Second City alum, Rich has been with the show since 2013, writing primarily for "Weekend Update."
The controversial tweet comes as SNL has been under additional scrutiny from none other than President Donald Trump himself, who has become known to tweet his own reviews of the late-night show hours after it airs."