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Texas A&M Apologizes to Student Over Investigation for Trump Signs

Texas A&M Apologizes to Student Over Investigation for Trump Signs

“promised to make changes”

We mentioned this story in a recent quick take. This student was being investigated for putting pro-Trump signs on public land. It’s good that the school has apologized.

The College Fix reports:

Texas A&M apologizes to pro-Trump student over investigation

Texas A&M had reportedly threatened with an investigation and possible discipline the president of the school’s Students for Trump chapter after he and other members posted “Trump 2020 Keep America Great” signs around campus the night before Election Day.

The university, in a statement to The College Fix, said it was a misunderstanding, has apologized to the student, and promised to make changes.

“The Student Conduct Office was in direct contact on Friday, Dec 4, with the student leader to sincerely apologize,” according to campus officials.

A letter sent to student Dion Okeke from the Student Conduct Office had required him to attend a meeting regarding the signage incident, which took place Nov. 2, Campus Reform reported.

The Dec. 3 letter to Okeke, on official Texas A&M letterhead, stated in bold lettering: “You are required to contact the Student Conduct Office … to set up an appointment. Failure to contact the Student Conduct Office … may result in an administrative hold being placed on your registration.”

If Okeke did not attend the meeting, the letter went on, he would be violating university rules, “resulting in the possibility of Student Conduct Code charges being brought against you.” The memo goes on to remind Okeke not to bring a concealed handgun to the meeting.

Okeke did not respond to requests from The College Fix for comment.


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Sounds like a very stupid but honest error. Maybe.

    Nothing honest about it. Such “errors” always go in one direction – against conservatives.

      Milhouse in reply to Rusty Bill. | December 23, 2020 at 12:32 am

      I’m not sure how you think that applies here. Do you mean that Republicans were caught stealing Democrat signs and the Democrats were sent the right letter to invite them to discuss it?! And what do you mean by “always”? When has such an error ever happened before?

        BriVermonter in reply to Milhouse. | December 24, 2020 at 3:06 am

        Stealing signs? Nothing in the article about stealing signs. Apparently, the school was considering punishing the student for “wrongthinking”.

          This is what happens when you don’t bother following the link and reading the $%^&ing article. At no point did the college even consider punishing the student for putting them up. That was never on the table. They wanted to talk to him about his signs being stolen, and what he might want to do about that. He was the victim in the case, not the perpetrator. But they sent him the wrong template, and he got scared.

        Would a leftist be investigated for putting up partisan signs?

        As for “When has such an error ever happened before?”, I can only assume that you have not been paying attention.

          Milhouse in reply to Rusty Bill. | December 24, 2020 at 10:04 am

          You idiot, nobody was investigated for putting up partisan signs. No lefty and no righty. Nobody.

          And yes, I’d like you to tell me when such an error has ever happened before. When is the last time a letter to the victim of a crime was generated from the wrong template, leading them to think they were being investigated? I’ve never heard of that ever happening before, to anybody, on the right or the left. So you can’t say this “always” goes in one direction.