Fresno State parts ways with prof who said 'Trump must hang'

Adam Sabes
Mississippi Campus Correspondent

  • California State University, Fresno is sidelining a professor until his contract runs out after he made national headlines for tweeting that President Trump “must hang.”
  • Dr. Lars Maischak, who had previously suggested executing "two Republicans for each deported immigrant," was placed on paid leave in April, and his remarks were forward to the FBI.
  • Maischak will convert two courses into online formats this semester in order to fulfill his “unit requirement” under the school’s collective bargaining agreement.
  • California State University, Fresno is sidelining a professor until his contract runs out after he made national headlines for tweeting that President Trump “must hang.”

    “Dr. Lars Maischak, Fresno State History lecturer, will not be teaching this fall,” Fresno State President Joseph Castro announced Friday, explaining that Maischak will be required to convert two classes to an online format so as to fulfill his “unit requirement” under the school’s collective bargaining agreement. His current contract expires in May 2018.

    "Dr. Lars Maischak, Fresno State History lecturer, will not be teaching this fall."   

    [RELATED: Prof reported to FBI for tweeting that Trump ‘must hang’]

    Maischak stirred controversy with a series of tweets earlier this that appeared to advocate violence against Republicans generally, and Donald Trump in particular.

    “Justice  = The execution of two Republicans for each deported immigrant,” Maischak tweeted in February, following that up in April with another tweet declaring that “To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better.”

    Following a national outcry, Fresno State placed Maischak on paid leave—the strongest disciplinary action allowed under the collective bargaining agreement until the completion of a formal review.

    [RELATED: Prof goes on paid leave after saying Trump ‘must hang’]

    A fact sheet attached to the latest announcement notes that Fresno State alerted federal authorities to the tweets on April 8. Three days later, Maischak issued an apology, asking forgiveness of “those who felt threatened or offended” by his tweets, which Castro expressed appreciation for even while confirming that the disciplinary review process would continue.

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    Adam Sabes

    Adam Sabes

    Mississippi Campus Correspondent

    Adam Sabes is Mississippi Campus Correspondent, and reports liberal bias and abuse on campus for Campus Reform. He is a sophomore at Mississippi State University, where he studies Meteorology and Journalism. He also contributes to Red Alert Politics. 

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