Skip to comments.Professor Called Police After Student Presentation [re: guns on campus]
Posted on 03/03/2009 8:31:31 AM PST by yankeedame
For CCSU [Cen. Conn. State University] student John Wahlberg, a class presentation on campus violence turned into a confrontation with the campus police due to a complaint by the professor.
On October 3, 2008, Wahlberg and two other classmates prepared to give an oral presentation for a Communication 140 class that was required to discuss a relevant issue in the media. Wahlberg and his group chose to discuss school violence due to recent events such as the Virginia Tech shootings that occurred in 2007.
Shortly after his professor, Paula Anderson, filed a complaint with the CCSU Police against her student. During the presentation Wahlberg made the point that if students were permitted to conceal carry guns on campus, the violence could have been stopped earlier in many of these cases. He also touched on the controversial idea of free gun zones on college campuses.
That night at work, Wahlberg received a message stating that the campus police requested his presence. Upon entering the police station, the officers began to list off firearms that were registered under his name, and questioned him about where he kept them.
They told Wahlberg that they had received a complaint from his professor that his presentation was making students feel scared and uncomfortable.
I was a bit nervous when I walked into the police station, Wahlberg said, but I felt a general sense of disbelief once the officer actually began to list the firearms registered in my name. I was never worried however, because as a law-abiding gun owner, I have a thorough understanding of state gun laws as well as unwavering safety practices.
Professor Anderson refused to comment directly on the situation and deferred further comment.
It is also my responsibility as a teacher to protect the well being of our students, and the campus community at all times, she wrote in a statement submitted to The Recorder. As such, when deemed necessary because of any perceived risks, I seek guidance and consultation from the Chair of my Department, the Dean and any relevant University officials.
Wahlberg believes that her complaint was filed without good reason.
I dont think that Professor Anderson was justified in calling the CCSU police over a clearly nonthreatening matter. Although the topic of discussion may have made a few individuals uncomfortable, there was no need to label me as a threat, Wahlberg said in response. The actions of Professor Anderson made me so uncomfortable, that I didnt attend several classes. The only appropriate action taken by the Professor was to excuse my absences.
The university police were unavailable for comment.
If you cant talk about the Second Amendment, what happened to the First Amendment? asked Sara Adler, president of the Riflery and Marksmanship club on campus. After all, a university campus is a place for the free and open exchange of ideas.
After all, a university campus is a place for the free and open exchange of ideas....
Only if they are socialistic, communistic or liberal ideas.
It hasn't been that way for a long, long time, kiddo.
Ah yes, the Right not to be made Uncomfortable. I had forgotten about that.
Whalberg needs to file a civil rights suit asking the professor and the college to immediately grant him every degree from an AA to a PhD as teachers tend to make some students nervous and uncomfortable, which in the Obamanation should not be allowed. /snide-off
Frankly he needs to ream the teacher and the dean over the lack of respect for his rights. Maybe the local NRA can have say fifty to sixty people show up to audit every class the teacher holds to monitor how the second amendment rights of students are treated.
Where did the the police get the list of firearms registered in his name?
“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of comfortableness!”
"Help! a student is showing signs of independent thought!!!"
"We'll send a SWAT team right away, ma'am."
Campus cops at that.
Whoa whoa whoa, where did these Rent A Cops get access to his firearms records?
True! (But only as long as you agree with your liberal professors and the other sheep undergoing "groupthink".)
Wussifacation of America.
A Double Standard for Campus Free Speech
By Richard L. Cravatts
Mr. Cravatts, Ph.D., director of Boston Universitys Program in Publishing at the Center for Professional Education, is currently writing a book about higher education, Genocidal Liberalism: The Universitys Jihad Against Israel.
In what is yet more evidence that universities have become, as Abigail Thernstrom has described them, islands of repression in a sea of freedom, Torontos York University witnessed a near riot of some 100 pro-Palestinian Israel-haters, as police had to be called to usher Jewish students to safety after they had been barricaded inside the Hillel@York offices and were isolated and threatened by the physically and verbally aggressive demonstrators. ...
If a student felt the discussion of communism and socialism by the professors is threatening, could they call the campus police?
Sounds like Professor Anderson is paranoic ~ best she be checked into a mental health facility as soon as possible ~ and then chained down before she lashes out again.
Campus police are state sanctioned, sworn officers in many states. That may be the case here, and they would normally have access to that information.
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