Monday, May 09, 2005

Expelled College Student Scott McConnell: Update

Back in late January of this year, we wrote a post about the expulsion of graduate education student Scott McConnell from Le Moyne College. McConnell was forced to leave the Jesuit-run school because he opposed "multicultural education" and advocated the use of corporal punishment in schools.

Now the Foundation For Individual Rights In Education has joined McConnell in a lawsuit against the college:

Scott McConnell, former graduate education student at Le Moyne College, a Jesuit school in Syracuse, New York, filed a lawsuit this morning seeking reinstatement and compensation for Le Moyne’s violations of his civil rights. McConnell is being represented by New York civil rights attorney Samuel A. Abady and the Center for Individual Rights. FIRE announced the lawsuit in a press release today, along with other updates on the case.
Before he filed his lawsuit, McConnell had attempted to appeal his expulsion and be allowed to continue his studies.

McConnell is suing for reinstatement to the college's graduate program and substantial monetary damages.

The Foundation's blog, The Torch, has
much more.
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