Caleb O’Neil, the Orange Coast College student who recorded his instructor, Olga Perez Stable-Cox, saying Trump's election was an “act of terrorism” has been suspended.
According to The Blaze, he must meet with the dean of students before he’s readmitted and then remain on disciplinary probation for a semester.
Worst of all, he must write an apology letter to Olga Perez Stable-Cox and a three-page, double-spaced essay on why he recorded the video despite “knowing that it was a violation of the course syllabus”.
“Unauthorized recording is a serious violation of the Student Code of Conduct,” Interim Dean of Students Victoria Lugo wrote. Lugo then went on to basically say the instructor became a victim as a result of the video.
“This is clearly stated in the instructor’s course syllabus in addition to the student code of conduct. When we spoke, you stated that you felt badly about the things that had happened to individuals as a result of this incident. 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. As we discussed, the conduct process is part of the overall college learning process and I do believe that valuable lessons have been gained from this experience,” she wrote.
Freedom X, a law firm that specializes in defending conservative and religious freedom is representing O’Neil. Its founder, Bill Becker told Campus Reform. “He was in fear of retaliation by his instructor after she launched into a half-hour rant in which she labeled Trump a ‘white supremacist’ and told the class she would no longer tolerate any person who voted for Trump.”
“O’Neil videotaped the rant over concerns that his grade might be lowered for the class because of his outward show of support for Trump. He intended to use the video to present to the administration as evidence of his concerns,” Becker added.
SOUND OFF in the comments if you think it was a good thing this instructor's rant was exposed!