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UL will investigate claim made by student on social media

Posted at 7:12 PM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 21:36:35-05

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette says they will investigate a claim made on social media by a student.

The university says they reached out to that student, who claims that her professor asked her to leave class because of her "Make American Great Again" hoodie. At the time of this article, Senior Communications Representative Eric Maron said the student had not responded to inquiries on the incident in question.

KATC has also reached out to the student but we have not heard back. The post on the student's Facebook page was deleted Friday evening.

In a post on Facebook, which has garnered over 200 shares and more than 400 comments, the student says that with the cold weather on Friday, she decided to put on her MAGA hoodie in keeping with the university's push for students to wear red on Fridays.

The student claims that her professor took one look at her hoodie and asked her to leave, saying it was "disruptive."

"The University has reached out to the student and will investigate the matter. UL Lafayette prides itself on being a place where all points of view are valued and all voices are heard and encouraged," a statement from the university reads.

Maron provided a policy on campus free speech which he says this issue would fall under.

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