College retracts sex harassment charges

When he criticized East Georgia College’s sexual harassment policy for offering no protection to the falsely accused, Professor Thomas Thibeault was accused of sexual harassment himself and escorted off campus by police. No specifics were provided. Now, under pressure from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the college has withdrawn the harassment charge for lack of evidence, but reprimanded the professor for “offensive speech.” Once again, Thibeault hasn’t been told who accused him or what he’s supposed to have done. FIRE remains on the case.

FIRE is celebrating its 10th birthday.

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  1. How is it school administrators think they can get away with that kind of behavior?

  2. Because they quite often do?

  3. Bill Leonard says:

    Although we live in an overly litigious society, I believe this is a case that must be pursued in court. Methinks at minimum, a defamation suit is about right to start.

  4. Mike Curtis says:

    Someone needs to force administrators to recognize an old idiom of warfare, “When you think the enemy is within range, so are you.”

    Professor Thibeault was shot at and missed…it’s his turn now.