Middle school teacher, 42, is placed on leave after being accused of running a Nazi Twitter account and helping white supremacists travel to the 2017 Unite the Right rally

A South Carolina middle school teacher has been placed on leave after a social media post accused him of being a Nazi who helped make travel arrangements for white supremacists at the Unite the Right rally in 2017.  
Tim Manning Jr., 42, of Lexington, is the social studies teacher at Pleasant Hill Middle School that was named in a Twitter thread on Wednesday. 
The Twitter thread, created by user Identify Dixie, alleged the teacher ran an alt-right account, identified as a Nazi, and took part in preparations for the Unite the Right rally.
Although Lexington County School District One did not reveal Manning's identity, the Manning family lawyer Elizabeth Millender confirmed it in a statement.
Millender said Manning had nothing to do with the 'repugnant Twitter account' referenced by the thread. 
Twitter account Identify Dixie accused Tim Manning Jr. (pictured), a middle school social studies teacher from South Carolina, of assisting with the 2017 Unite the Right rally
Twitter account Identify Dixie accused Tim Manning Jr. (pictured), a middle school social studies teacher from South Carolina, of assisting with the 2017 Unite the Right rally 
The Twitter account claimed the Southern Poverty Law Center identified Manning as the man behind neo-Nazi user 'SCNazi'
The Twitter account claimed the Southern Poverty Law Center identified Manning as the man behind neo-Nazi user 'SCNazi'

'Today I'd like to introduce you to the Nazi who gloriously f***** up the Airbnb accommodations for the #UniteTheRight white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA in August 2017,' the thread read, adding a picture of Manning.
The thread claimed that Manning was confirmed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as the person behind an account titled 'SCNazi.'  
Then, the account attempted to prove Manning's reported ties with white supremacist groups through 23 Twitter posts.  
It accused Manning of helping a local chapter of the Daily Stormers Book Clubs, a neo-Nazi group, with travel accommodations for the Unite the Right Rally three years ago.
One post showed an anonymous user praising 'SCNazi' for his work in the neo-Nazi movement, despite the reported fumbling of  travel arrangements.  
Identify Dixie alleged that Manning helped set up travel arrangements for white supremacists attending the Unite the Right rally in 2017 (pictured)
Identify Dixie alleged that Manning helped set up travel arrangements for white supremacists attending the Unite the Right rally in 2017 (pictured)
The Unite the Right rally turned dangerous when a man supporting neo-Nazi drove his car through a crowd of people on August 12
The Unite the Right rally turned dangerous when a man supporting neo-Nazi drove his car through a crowd of people on August 12
Pictured: Police, EMS and other emergency services respond to a car running into protesters resulting in multiple casualties at the Unite the Right Rally
Pictured: Police, EMS and other emergency services respond to a car running into protesters resulting in multiple casualties at the Unite the Right Rally
The Manning family lawyer insisted the teacher was not involved with the SCNazi account, and also said the family doesn't 'sympathize in any way with, fringe or otherwise prejudicial groups or associations.'
'They have absolutely nothing to do with the repugnant Twitter account referenced in recent blog articles and on social media,' Millender told The Post and Courier
'They are not members of, nor do they sympathize in any way with, fringe or otherwise prejudicial groups or associations.
'Any insinuation that the Mannings are responsible for the subject social media account is tantamount to false light and will be dealt with appropriately in a legal manner.
'The Mannings are good, hardworking public servants.'
Identify Dixie claimed that Manning went by the username 'SCNazi' on internet forums and Soundcloud
Identify Dixie claimed that Manning went by the username 'SCNazi' on internet forums and Soundcloud 
Manning's wife, Melissa, also denied the allegations Thursday, the newspaper reported. 
A Facebook post reportedly said Manning once worked as an assistant editor of Southern Partisan magazine, a neo - confederate publication with a history of controversial articles, The State reports.  
In the past, the publication have used certain Bible verses to justify slavery. 
Millender said Manning worked for Southern Partisan after college, but called the assistant editor title 'a misnomer.'
She said her client was a typesetter and a copy writer for Southern Partisan Magazine.  
A Lexington County School District One said the district was taking the incident seriously.
Millender has vehemently denied any connection between Manning and the allegations made in the Twitter thread
Millender has vehemently denied any connection between Manning and the allegations made in the Twitter thread
The 2017 'Unite the Right' rally drew hundreds of white nationalists to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia. 
The rally quickly became violent after white supremacists clashed with counter protesters who opposed the group's values. 
Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. drove a car through a crowd of counter protesters on August 12, 2017, and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer. He was sentenced to life in prison. 
Pictured: James Alex Fields Jr. was sentenced to life in prison for driving his car through a crowd at the Unite the Right rally
Heather Heyer, 32, died on August 12, 2017, after being hit by a car during the Unite the Right rally
James Alex Fields Jr. (left) was sentenced to life in prison after driving a car through a crowd of people and killing Hether Heyer (right) at the Unite the Right rally in August 2017
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