News 17 february — 13:21

California college student suspended over video of professor's anti-Trump rant


 A Southern California college freshman was suspended for videotaping an instructor making critical comments about President Trump shortly after his election, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Caleb O’Neil, 19, said Wednesday he will appeal the punishment and plans to file a lawsuit if his appeal is rejected.

O’Neil was suspended for a semester and a summer term at Orange Coast College and was told he must apologize to the instructor and write an essay “explaining why he shot the video,” his attorney, Bill Becker, said.

“We think this is a clear example of unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination that targets conservatives and we’re going to challenge it,” Becker said.

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