Ronnie Smith, 33, a Benghazi teacher, has been murdered The latest tragedy for an American in Libya involves a teacher having been shot and killed, according to an ABC report on Thursday morning. Officials in Libya claim that the American was shot while jogging in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi. Smith reportedly had been teaching there for 18 months.
A spokesperson for the Al-Galaa Hospital, Fadyah al-Burghathi, said the body of a man with gunshot wounds had been brought to the hospital on Thursday. The man was reportedly from Texas.
The man taught chemistry at the International School in Libya which is a Libyan-owned institute that uses an American curriculum. Thus far, no one has claimed responsibility for the murder of the teacher.
It was also reported by security official Ibrahim al-Sharaa that the American teacher was jogging in the vicinity of the United States Consulate. The United States Consulate is where four Americans were killed by Islamic militants a year ago last September. Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in that attack. That incident is still of controversy in the United States as it is questionable as to why more protection was not given to the U.S. Consulate employees, including Stevens, before the attack occurred on Sept. 11, 2012.