Decision Reached on Student Who Exposed Prof’s Anti-Trump Rant: No Suspension

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You may recall that back in December, we reported on a rather off-the-wall story, where a professor at a California college embarked on an Anti-Trump tirade that made waves throughout the news.

The story, though, was not so much that it happened, but that a student captured the whole rant on video.

Olga Perez Stable Cox, a human sexuality instructor, ranted and raved about how Donald Trump’s election was an “act of terrorism,” among other things.

“Our nation is divided. We have been assaulted. It is an act of terrorism.” She continued, “One of the most frightening things for me, and most people in my life, is that the people who are committing the assault are among us.”

“A white supremacist and a vice president that is one of the most anti-gay humans in this country,” the professor said, spouting the ignorant leftist line about Trump’s cabinet picks and Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

The union warned the student who exposed the professor’s disturbing rant: “This is an illegal recording without the permission of the instructor. The student will be identified and may be facing legal action.”

Josh Recalde-Martinez, a member of the Young Republicans club, told KCAL-TV: “At this point it’s not even education anymore, its indoctrination.”

“They wanted it to be known so that maybe we would get scared and take down the video. But to the union I want to say we are not gonna be doing that,” Recalde-Martinez added.

Last week, the college announce a one semester suspension of the student for recording the tirade. However, after being overwhelmed with correspondence from all over the country, slamming the decision to suspend him, the ruling has been reversed, and he can now return to his studies, The Blaze is reporting.

The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees agreed Thursday “to bring closure” to the case surrounding freshman Caleb O’Neil who recorded Olga Perez Stable Cox’s anti-Trump rant during a class at Orange Coast College last fall, the Orange County Register reported.

“It is time to move forward with increased empathy and understanding of the differences that have [existed] and will exist on a campus filled with individuals from an array of backgrounds who bring with them a wide range of political views, religious affiliations and ideals,” the board’s statement read, the paper reported. “This is part of what makes OCC great.”

After the video went viral, Cox received death threats and had to temporarily leave California.

While many are thrilled that O’Neil’s suspension was lifted, those who represent Cox and the district are rather infuriated.

Following the decision to lift O’Neil’s suspension, the Coast Federation of Educators — which represents Cox and the district’s faculty — said in a statement it’s “deeply disappointed” that administrators “capitulated to individuals and groups who threatened and bullied students, faculty, and administration,” the Register said.

O’Neil got a break here, a really huge break. Often times, certain classrooms and colleges have policies regarding recording professors during lecture times. However, given the situation, it is reasonable that this was the ruling.

As Mercury News reported, O’Neil said that, “I pulled my phone out, because I was honestly scared that I would have repercussions with my grades because she knew I was a Trump supporter,” said O’Neil, a freshman who often wore pro-Trump attire to school.

Given the contents of the tirade, such a fear was certainly justified.



Seth Connell

About Seth Connell

Seth Connell is a recent graduate of Regent University with a B.A. in the Study of Government and a minor in History. He is an avid defender of the Bill of Rights, focusing primarily on the Second and Fourth Amendments. He lives in Virginia.

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