Professor Called Police After Student Presentation

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  1. sculker

    sculker New Member


    Professor Called Police After Student Presentation

    Posted by admin on 2/24/09 • Categorized as News

    For CCSU 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 don’t 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 didn’t 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 can’t 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.”

    Professor Called Police After Student Presentation | CCSU Recorder
  2. Shotgun Shooter

    Shotgun Shooter New Member

    I believe the police were trying to dodge the 4th amendment.
    He did not whip out a gun and point it at students, so I dont know what he did wrong.

    Some teachers just have no clue.


  3. Bighead

    Bighead New Member

    It fell victim to campus speech codes.

    I wonder if she is really this naive? Unfortunately the educational system has been all but hijacked by liberals. I have a family member who teaches at a state college here in Oklahoma, and he says he is probably the only conservative in the Social Science faculty. This is in a state where every single county went for McCain in the last election. I can only imagine how bad it must be in places like Central Connecticutt State University.
  4. jdnossaman

    jdnossaman New Member

    I'm glad that I am not at a college like this. Most of the students on this campus own one or more guns. And several of the professors are pro 2nd amendment and the rest just don't care either way.
  5. bkt

    bkt New Member

    A lot of university and college professors' idea of "diversity of thought" means people of many different ethnic and economic backgrounds all agreeing on the same leftist anti-American views.

    This is an unfortunate but predictable event.
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    Most teachers have no clue when it comes to the Bill of Rights. They will espouse some drivel about the First Amendment, but really have no clue what it really is. Much less the the other 9 parts of the BoR.
  7. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member


    That is a perfect summation of the way things are BKT.

    I am sure Professor Anderson supports the 1st Amendment Right of the Westboro Baptist Church though.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009