School 'reassigns' lecturer who bullied conservative student

Adam Sabes
Mississippi Campus Correspondent

  • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has reassigned a lecturer to non-teaching duties after she harassed a student who was recruiting for the school’s Turning Point USA chapter.
  • Lawton was filmed yelling “Neo-fascist Becky right here. Wants to destroy public schools, public universities, hates DACA kids,” also giving the middle finger to the camera.
  • Graduate teaching assistant Courtney Lawton expressing her opinion of Turning Point USA

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has reassigned a lecturer to non-teaching duties after she harassed a student who was recruiting for the school’s Turning Point USA chapter.

    As previously reported by Campus Reform, several university employees, including graduate teaching assistant Courtney Lawton, carried signs and shouted things like “f**k Charlie Kirk” and “TPUSA Nazis” while TPUSA chapter President Katie Mullen stood behind a table inviting students to join her club.

    "Our expectations for civility were not met by the lecturer in her behavior toward a student."   

    Lawton was even recorded on camera yelling “Neo-fascist Becky right here. Wants to destroy public schools, public universities, hates DACA kids,” also giving the middle finger to the camera.

    A university spokesperson told Campus Reform that the Graduate Assistant was reassigned to non-teaching duties due to “safety concerns.”

    [RELATED: Prof arrested for bludgeoning Trump supporters with bike lock]

    “Our expectations for civility were not met by the lecturer in her behavior toward a student, and not representative of a university where the robust free exchange of ideas takes place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” the university declared.

    “While privacy laws prevent us from discussing specific personnel actions, we can say that because of safety concerns raised by this incident, we have removed the lecturer from the classroom and re-assigned her to non-teaching duties,” the statement concludes.

    Teaching assistant Maggie Lawton, however, told The Lincoln Journal Star that the reassignment was due to security concerns aimed at her and her students, and was not disciplinary.

    [RELATED: CSUF prof allegedly assaults conservative student on campus]

    “Executive Vice Chancellor Donde Plowman told me I was being removed from the classroom due to a security threat to me and to my students after Turning Point USA publicized the protest and released a troll storm upon the university," said Lawton.

    Lawton then added that following the incident during the TPUSA recruitment event, the university "received many hostile emails and threats” regarding her safety.

    Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @asabes10



    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. 

    More By Adam Sabes

    Latest 20 Articles