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Fresno State Professor on Paid Leave for Anti-Trump Tweet

20 April 2017, 04:20 | Laverne Osborne

Fresno State Professor on Paid Leave for Anti-Trump Tweet

Fresno State University professor on paid leave for anti Trump tweet

An ill-advised tweet about President Trump has led to a "voluntary leave of absence" for a history instructor at Fresno State, per a university statement cited by the Fresno Bee. The professor posted the tweet in late February.

"Fresno State and History lecturer Dr. Lars Maischak have agreed upon a voluntary leave of absence for him". Substitute faculty will be taking over his five classes, the message added.

Fresno State history professor Lars Maischak is seen in his profile photo on the school's website. "The sooner and the higher, the better", Maischak Feb. 17, linking to an image comparing the president to brutal dictators like Hitler and Pol Pot. The school president told the paper that he's been in "regular" contact with officials from the Secret Service, Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation since Maischak's comments went viral earlier this month.

"With 28 followers on Twitter at the time, I never expected them to be read by anyone but a close circle of acquaintances who would know to place them in their context". "During his leave of absence, Dr. Maischak will no longer have a teaching role, but will be conducting research off campus", Castro said in a statement.

Prof Maischak could not immediately be reached for comment.

The statement released Tuesday by the President's office, however, neglects to specify whether the university will pursue any further disciplinary sanctions against Maischak before the termination of his suspension, merely stating that the "review of this important matter continues" and "no further information can be shared at this time".

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