Saturday, March 1, 2008

A Message from Dean of Students Tim Hebson

Message from Dean of Students Tim Hebson:

As a member of The University of Alabama community, I wanted you to be aware of an incident that occurred at the Ferguson Center earlier today. Two students and two non-students staged a “street drama” as an anti-war protest. This brief demonstration involved actors in military-style clothing and disruptive behavior that may have been alarming to those in the area.

UAPD responded to the incident and is conducting an investigation for possible criminal charges. The students have also been referred to Judicial Affairs. While these individuals exhibited extremely irresponsible behavior, no one was in danger at any time.

The University of Alabama strongly supports the right to free speech and welcomes expressions of opinion; however, we cannot condone and will not tolerate behavior that mimics a true emergency on our campus.

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