U. Florida Grad Student Banned From Campus After Slicing Through the Word ‘Israel’ on Banner at Jewish Frat
“This student’s actions were deliberate and unacceptable and will not be tolerated at the University of Florida”
This is what needs to start happening everywhere. This won’t end until people feel real consequences.
The New York Post reports:
University of Florida graduate student banned from campus for slicing through the word ‘Israel’ on a banner at Jewish fraternity
The University of Florida has banned a graduate student teaching assistant from its Gainesville campus for three years after he allegedly vandalized a pro-Israel sign at a Jewish fraternity late last month.
Simon Nicolas Lowry, 24, is facing two misdemeanor criminal mischief raps for cutting through the word “Israel” on a banner reading “AEπ stands with Israel” hanging in front of Alpha Epsilon Pi.
Lowry, a graduate teaching assistant in the school’s Department of Astronomy, was reportedly captured in the act on surveillance cameras outside the fraternity house.
Campus cops said Lowry admitted to the vandalism late last month.
“This student’s actions were deliberate and unacceptable and will not be tolerated at the University of Florida,” campus Police Chief Linda Stump-Kurnick said in a statement. “Free speech is protected. Vandalism is not. And we will do our very best to ensure that the University of Florida is a welcoming place for all.”
The school hit Lowry with a trespass order in the wake of the charges.
He declined to comment on the case when reached by a student newspaper, Fresh Take Florida.
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