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Oakton College says email by former adjunct teacher was threatening

Oakton College says email by former adjunct teacher was threatening

Lawyers for Oakton Community College say a one-sentence email from a former adjunct lecturer at the school commemorating May Day and the Haymarket riot in Chicago constituted a threat of violence against the institution and outgoing president Margaret B. Lee. On May 1, Chester Kulis, who has served as an adjunct instructor of both sociology and law enforcement studies at the college since 1989, copied Lee on an email titled "MAY DAY — The Antidote to the Peg Lee Gala." The email read: "Have a happy MAY DAY when workers across the world celebrate their struggle for union rights and remember the Haymarket riot in Chicago." On the day he sent the email, Kulis...

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