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Cops: Student Angry About Early Exam Threatened to Kill

He tweeted about 'premeditated murder' of professor

(Newser) - A Florida Atlantic University student unhappy about an early morning exam now has to get up for court hearings as well. Police say that after his data structure professor scheduled a 7am exam, Rafael Decomas tweeted: "Bey I gern f---ing kill dis professor bey this is my confession to... More »

Sandy Hook Truther Sues University That Fired Him

James Tracy says his constitutional rights were violated

(Newser) - The Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist who was fired from his professorship at Florida Atlantic University in January is suing the university. For years, James Tracy has been claiming on his personal blog that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax staged to increase support for gun control, and... More »

University Fires Prof Who Called Sandy Hook a Hoax

FAU told James Tracy it was because of paperwork

(Newser) - A Florida Atlantic University professor who believes the government staged the Sandy Hook school massacre to bring in gun control will soon be free to pursue conspiracy theories full time. Communications professor James Tracy, who has been at the university since 2002, was officially fired on Monday, though the letter... More »

Prof Who Says Sandy Hook Was a Hoax Getting Fired

Parents of victim say he harassed them

(Newser) - A Florida Atlantic University professor has been making waves for years with his conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook massacre, and now the school is taking action. James Tracy has been claiming on his blog since 2013 that the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting was staged, and FAU has reprimanded... More »

Florida Stadium to Be Renamed— After Prison Firm

GEO Group's boss is alumnus of Florida Atlantic

(Newser) - A 29,000-seat university stadium in Boca Raton, Florida, will soon boast the name of a private prison company—a move that has critics shaking their heads, the New York Times reports. GEO Group "is a company whose record is marred by human rights abuses, by lawsuits, by unnecessary... More »

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