Student suspended for questioning governor

After Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy spoke at Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) on Oct. 23, 2013, student Nicholas Saucier questioned him about gun-control legislation, as shown on video. Saucier was led off campus by ACC President James Lombella and a security guard, then suspended and found guilty of harassment and threats.

At a Nov. 18 hearing, ACC refused to review the videos. Saucier was placed on probation and threatened with suspension or expulsion for “any future conduct violations.”

The college denied Saucier’s free speech and due-process rights, charges the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Are kangaroo courts the norm at Asuntuck? asks Peter Bonilla.

A machine-technology student and a veteran, Saucier used his savings to start an ammunition business that’s gone “belly up” because of the law, he told the governor.


POSTED BY Joanne Jacobs ON April 3, 2014

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