As Twitchy reported, alecturer at Fresno State recently found himself an Internet celebrity after tweets he posted back in February, calling for the hanging of President Trump and the execution of two Republicans for each immigrant deported under his “terror regime,” surfaced.
It turns out that even on college campuses in 2017, free speech is not free ofconsequences, although as of yet, it’s not entirely clear what those consequences might be.
Fresno State says FBI, Secret Service probing professors tweets about President Trump https://t.co/Xo3EECLEwg
— Shelby Grad (@shelbygrad) April 13, 2017
According to the Fresno Bee,Lars Maischak issued an apology for his tweets and deleted his Twitter account, but he also caughtthe attention ofthe FBI, the Secret Service, and the Department of Homeland Security.
As for the school’s response, President Joseph Castro said Wednesday that “he is not ready to judge Maischak because the university is in the initial stages of its investigation.” He released a statement earlier this week noting the “violent and threatening language” inMaishcak’s tweets, which he said were“inconsistent with the core values of our University.”
— FresnoStateCollegian (@TheCollegian) April 10, 2017