Wednesday, February 15, 2017

OCC student suspended, made to write apology, essay

OCC student suspended after filming teacher saying Trump's election was 'an act of terrorism'
(OC Reg)
     An Orange Coast College student who secretly videotaped his instructor making anti-Trump statements was suspended from school and told to write a letter of apology as well as a three-page essay about the incident.
     The college suspended Caleb O’Neil for the current semester and the summer term, saying he violated a Coast Community College District policy prohibiting recording someone on district property without that person’s consent.
     “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,” Victoria Lugo, interim dean of students, wrote in a Feb. 9 letter to O’Neil, whose video clips of instructor Olga Perez Stable Cox in December went viral.
     William Becker, an attorney representing O’Neil, said the sanctions are excessive and the student’s legal rights have been violated. O’Neil, 19, plans to appeal and can continue to attend classes during that process, Becker 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,” said Becker, president of Freedom X, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving religious and conservative freedom of expression.
     O’Neil, who campaigned for Trump, couldn’t be reached for comment on Tuesday….
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     Three other students, all leaders with the school’s College Republicans, which posted the video clips, received letters saying there was insufficient evidence to proceed against them, said Joshua Recalde-Martinez, one of the three….
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     To be allowed back in school, the letter says, O’Neil’s essay is to be three pages and double-spaced and must discuss why he videotaped the professor. Also, the essay is to cover his “thoughts and analysis” on why he decided to share the videos, what he thought would happen to Cox and “the impact of the video going ‘viral’ and the ensuing damage to Orange Coast College students, faculty and staff.”
     O’Neil videotaped Cox as she called the election of Donald Trump “an act of terrorism” and declared that those “leading the assault are among us.”
     O’Neil took the video to leaders from the school’s College Republicans, who, joined by attorney Shawn Steel, complained to the campus administration. A week later, saying they were frustrated that the administration had not acted on their concerns of a teacher using her classroom as a bully pulpit, the campus Republicans posted video clips online, where they quickly became national news.
     The attention led Cox, 66, an instructor at the school for 42 years, to temporarily leave her home following an onslaught of angry, sometimes threatening mail.
     In an interview with the Register last month, Cox said her comments to students – made in all of her three human sexuality classes – were meant to comfort those who were upset about the election of Trump and offer resources should students feel discriminated against….
SEE ALSO Trump-hater California college prof. Olga Cox has a sex slave (Fellowship of the Minds [a Christian conservative site, aka fake news])

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Three pages, double spaced?

Anonymous said...

I hope O'Neil takes this to the Supreme Court.

Anonymous said...

I imagine there will be numerous grammatical errors and syntax problems. And it will consist of whining abut the poor put upon junior college conservatives who are all so oppressed. They'll probably be so distracted that they'll forget to tell dad that the Lexis payment is due.

Anonymous said...

O'Neil paid to take a class and instead class time was wasted with professorial personal venting. O'Neil should get his money back with an apology and the teacher should be fired. That's how it would work in any other business.

Anonymous said...

Education is not a business, you stupid little turd. Its purpose is to make you think. Didn't happen in your case, obviously, you imbecile.

Anonymous said...

Been watching CPAC and am really impressed with Steve Bannon. Finally, our nation is headed in the right direction and FAST. Cannot be fast enough!

Anonymous said...

OCC District rescinded O'Neil's suspension and other sanctions at the Board Meeting yesterday.

Anonymous said...

What exactly impresses you, 11:26? Be specific.