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Florida Atlantic Fires Sandy Hook Denier

January 6, 2016
 

Florida Atlantic University announced Tuesday that it has completed the process of firing James Tracy, an associate professor of communication known as a denier of the Sandy Hook mass shooting and other mass shootings. Last month, the university announced its plans to fire Tracy. While the university statement did not detail its reasoning for the dismissal, the university has in the past said that Tracy had a legal right to express his views. But the university's action followed complaints from the parents of one of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, who said Tracy was harassing them. The Sun Sentinel reported that the university is technically firing Tracy for failing to file, for three years, a required "Report of Outside Employment or Professional Activity Form."

The Sun Sentinel also reported that the United Faculty of Florida, the statewide faculty union, is providing legal help for Tracy, who is trying to hold on to his job.

 
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