An adjunct Professor at the California Cypress Community College has been put on leave after criticizing a student who commended police officers as ‘heroes’.
“A lot of police officers have committed an atrocious crime and have gotten away with it and have never been convicted of any of it,” the professor said. The student, Braden Ellis, went on to tell the teacher “We have bad people, and the people that do bad things should be brought to justice” but he stood firm with holding the majority of officers as “I think they are heroes, in a sense, because they come to your need and help you.”
This professor was teaching for the first time communications at Cypress College just outside Anaheim. After her dialogue with Braden Ellis (19) and another student over a zoom meeting, the professor was put on a leave of absence.
Marc. S. Posner Director of Campus Communications at the college stated in an official press release that “This was her first course at Cypress and she had previously indicated her intention to not return in the fall.” Although many educational organizations both public and private hold values and mission statements that promote students’ free speech and their expression, this situation has proven to be an effective example of consequences when the rules are broken by administrators.
Particularly Cypress College “takes great pride in fostering a learning environment for students where ideas and opinions are exchanged as a vital piece of the educational journey. Our community fully embraces this culture; students often defend one another’s rights to express themselves freely, even when opinions differ. Any efforts to suppress free and respectful expression on our campus will not be tolerated.”
ARTICLE: JACOB KOVACS
POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: DAILY MAIL