University Teacher Ridicules Gun-Owning Students Forces Them to Sit in Taped Off Area

Another anti-American “teacher” in our system of mis-education is showing her hatred for the country by attempting to force students who own guns to sit in the back of her classroom in a segregated area.

A so-called teaching assistant at the University of Utah tried to create a “Second Amendment zone” in her classroom forcing gun-owning students to sit in a taped-off area, according to Campus Reform.

The “teacher” tried to use her “zone” to attack America’s Second Amendment rights in a flyer she handed out to students:

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“Concealed carry is protected under your second amendment rights! However, because the University of Utah reserves the right to restrict elements of the first amendment on campus to specifically sanctioned ‘free speech zones’ I am reserving the right to restrict elements of the second amendment in my own classroom,” the professor wrote in a “weapons policy” provided to students.

“If you feel that it is somehow at all appropriate to bring a gun to class (hint: it is not—this is absurd, antisocial, and frightening behavior), you are restricted to spending your time in class in my ‘second amendment zone’ a 3×3 taped square on the floor in the very back of the classroom, that will be shared with all other gun carriers,” the policy elaborates. “This zone also does not include a desk, because desks are reserved for students who respect the personal and psychological safety of their classmates and instructor.”

Utah State Representative Karianne Lisonbee shared the document after a student provided her the classroom policy file, remarking in the post that she is “livid” about the situation.

“A University of Utah Professor doesn’t understand the Bill of Rights and University policy on free speech – which is disturbing enough,” Lisonbee wrote. “But even more egregious, she is seeking to break state law and deprive students of their rights.”

According to university policy and Utah law, students have the right to carry on campus as long as they have a permit or license to carry a gun.

The university quickly countermanded this “teacher’s” stated rules and admonished her:

“University of Utah officials recently learned that a graduate teaching assistant included a statement in an undergraduate course syllabus that violated both state law and university policy. The statement has been removed from the syllabus and students in the class have been alerted to the error,” the university explained.

“The graduate student instructor has apologized and has received additional training about the university’s policies,” the statement added, noting that the student instructor “will not teach this semester and will instead have other assignments.”

“The approval of course syllabuses is handled by individual departments, and syllabuses are expected to comply with all university policies,” the spokesperson concluded.

Well, at least the school shut her down.

But, what we are seeing here is yet another “educator” using her job to push her anti-American, uneducated ideas that have nothing whatever to do with the curriculum she is supposed to be teaching.

Teaching jobs are not meant for teachers to use for personal activism. They are supposed to be for the edification of students. This woman showed that she has no respect for her students or her profession.

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

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