It seems the college has realized that they have no real case concerning the posters. They are now focusing on what happened when they confronted me about them. This past Monday I received the following email:
Per the Carroll Code of Student Conduct, as laid out in the Student Handbook on page 8, Article VI, Section A(1), I am forwarding to you the written statements received from Senior Administrators regarding your conduct on Monday, January 30, 2017. I believe these statements describe potential violations of the following Expectations of Student Conduct found in Article V of the Code:
2. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, other College activities, including its public service functions on or off campus, or of other authorized non-College activities when the conduct occurs on College premises.
3. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
8. Failure to comply with directions of College officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
10. Violation of any College policy, rule, or regulation published in hard copy or available electronically on the College web site (specifically the Postings and Notices policy, which require postings to be approved by the Director of Student Activities and Leadership and to disclose the name of the sponsoring organization)
17. Conduct that is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on College premises or at functions sponsored by, or participated in by, the College or members of the College community. Disorderly conduct includes but is not limited to any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on College premises without his/her prior knowledge, or without his/her consent when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes, but is not limited to, surreptitiously taking pictures of another person in a gym, locker room, shower or restroom.
Please provide a written response to these charges no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. You also have the opportunity to respond to the attached statements. If I do not receive your written response by that time or hear from you that you need an extension, I will move forward in the process.
Fortunately, the entire incident was recorded. Click here to watch on YouTube. Please read the notes in the video description, as they point out interactions of note.