Has Cypress College professor gone into hiding after slamming student for defending cops? School refuses to name her
In the aftermath of the viral video and the teacher taking a leave of absence, the college released a statement in support of the exchange of ideas. It said the teacher's leave of absence will be 'for the duration of her assignment at Cypress College'
An adjunct professor was teaching her first-ever course at Cypress College in California and during one of her classes, she tore down a 19-year-old student, Braden Ellis, for his belief about cops. The video of the teacher, who continues to remain unidentified days after the incident first came to light, has gone viral. In the video, she was seen repeatedly shooting down Ellis's opinion that a "good majority" of cops, in his opinion, were "heroes".
The professor was seen speaking over Ellis, making some strong-worded comments against the force. The video has caused massive outrage amongst people who are now on the lookout for the anti-police teacher's identity, who has reportedly taken a leave of absence after going viral. The matter has received widespread coverage and every aspect dissected with a magnifying glass with a frenzied hunt for her identity.
WATCH: A student at Cypress College in California was berated by his professor for arguing that police are heroes and belong on children's shows. pic.twitter.com/FSu4J2YxwK— Chrissy Clark (@chrissyclark_) April 29, 2021
"A lot of police officers have committed an atrocious crime and have gotten away with it and have never been convicted of any of it," the teacher whose identity is still under wraps, said in the video. She also made it clear that she won't call the police if she was ever accosted by someone with a dangerous weapon. "I don't trust them. My life's in more danger in their presence," she was heard saying.
Ellis who was at the receiving end of the teacher tried to put up a solid front and presented his thoughts and opinions firmly even while being talked over. "This is not popular to say, but I do support our police. And we have bad people, and the people that do bad things should be brought to justice, I agree with that," Ellis said. In an interview with the Daily Wire, Ellis reiterated his belief about cops and said even though he was shocked to hear what the teacher said to him during the online class, he stood his ground firmly.
"I was shocked to hear her comments about police, but I stood firm in my beliefs," Ellis said and further added, "We need to fight back against this liberal ideology spreading in our colleges and save America." In a chat with another publication, he said, "We Republicans have the policies. We need to make sure that we are standing strong, need to be tough and fight back against the liberal agenda in college, but do it with gentleness and respect."
Ellis also said, he believed his teacher was trying to catch him in a "gotcha" moment but he remained composed in that situation. In the aftermath of the squabble drawing massive attention and the teacher taking a leave of absence, Cypress College released a statement in support of the exchange of ideas. The statement says the teacher's leave of absence will be "for the duration of her assignment at Cypress College."
"Cypress College takes great pride in fostering a learning environment for students where ideas and opinions are exchanged as a vital piece of the educational journey," read a statement posted on the college's website. "Our community fully embraces this culture; students often defend one another’s rights to express themselves freely, even when opinions differ. Any efforts to suppress free and respectful expression on our campus will not be tolerated."