Student Suspended For Recording Anti-Trump Rant

An Orange Coast College student has been suspended after he secretly recorded his professor making anti-Trump statements following the election.

Caleb O'Neil videotaped Olga Perez Stable Cox in December and posted the video online, where it instantly went viral.  The video showed Cox saying that the election of Donald Trump was "an act of terrorism” and that those “leading the assault are among us.”

Orange Coast College faculty reviewed the incident, and ultimately decided to suspend O'Neil for the current semester and the summer session.  He must also write a letter of apology and a three-page essay about the incident and what he thought would come of his actions.

Interim dean of students, Victoria Lugo, wrote a letter to O'Neil about his actions and the punishment.  In it, she said, "It is my hope that this experience will lead you to truly think through your actions and the consequences of those actions when making decisions in the future."

William Becker is an attorney that is representing O'Neill.  He said, "This is an attack by leftists in academia to protect the expressive rights of their radical instructors at the expense of the expressive rights of conservative students on campus."

O'Neil plans to appeal the school's disciplinary decision, during which he can continue to attend classes.

Read the full story at The Orange County Register

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