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Pro-CCW Teacher Fired

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by obxned, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. obxned

    obxned Well-Known Member

    Saw this on MSNBC:


    College fires professor for Va. Tech discussion

    Teacher at Emmanuel College took class through shooting scenarios
    Updated: 1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    BOSTON - A professor has been fired from his job at a Catholic college in Boston after leading his class in a discussion about the shootings at Virginia Tech two days afterward.
    Financial accounting professor Nicholas Winset pretended to shoot some students during the discussion at Emmanuel College. One student then pretended to shoot Winset to show that the gunman could have been stopped if someone else had been armed.
    Winset says the school asked faculty to engage students on the issue, but on Friday he received a letter saying he was fired and ordering him to stay off campus.
    Winset says the school is stifling free speech by dismissing him.
    The school says it doesn't condone the use of "discriminatory or obscene language."
    One student tells the Boston Globe that most of her classmates didn't seem to find Winset's demonstration offensive.
  2. akodo

    akodo Well-Known Member

    my first response was 'even if I agree with the message, I expect my college professor to teach me the material I am paying him to teach me!'

    after reading down a bit, it seems that the college did request professors to discuss this incident in class, so he is covered there.

    I guess I am not suprised that he got fired. I will say, we all know which way the wind blows on college campus, so if you are going to be doing this, I really suggest carefully avoiding any colorful language and record yourself for proof later, because people will not like their silly beliefs challenged, and may well lie to 'get you back'

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