Here’s what happened to student who recorded prof calling Trump election ‘act of terrorism’

Here’s what happened to student who recorded prof calling Trump election ‘act of terrorism’
Olga Perez Stable Cox (Image: CBSLA video screen grab)

Last December, I wrote about a college professor who delivered an in-class rant in which she vented that Donald Trump is a white supremacist and that his election was an “act of terrorism.”

In my report, I noted that the school’s president, Dennis Harkins, was in receipt of a letter from an attorney accusing the teacher, Olga Perez Stable (“Unstable” would be more fitting) Cox, of using “hate speech” and “bullying tactics.”

So has Orange Coast College, the college in question, taken disciplinary action? You bet — though not against the unhinged prof but against the student who videotaped her screed.

According to Campus Reform, the student, Caleb O’Neil, has received a one-semester suspension and will be required to write an apology letter to professor as well as a three-page, double spaced essay discussing why he videotaped the professor despite “knowing that it was a violation of the course syllabus.” Videotaping is a violation of the course syllabus? That should come as no surprise, considering what a loose cannon the teacher is.

O’Neil has seven days from the reception of the letter [from the Interim Dean of Students], dated February 9, to appeal. If he chooses to do so, his sanctions will be “deferred until the outcome of [the] appeal is determined.” A hearing scheduled by the College Disciplinary Officer, or designee, will take place between 10 and 30 days later.

O’Neil has in the meantime lawyered up. This, as my fellow Pittsburgher Charles Bronson might say, ain’t over.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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