LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The University of Kansas Faculty Senate has affirmed free speech rights for faculty after a professor was placed on leave following a tweet.
The Faculty Senate statement says in part that the group endorses the principles of First Amendment rights, academic freedom and due process.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/18UPluE ) the statement didn't mention David Guth, who's been on paid leave after a tweet last month after the Navy Yard shooting. Guth's Twitter post said: "The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you."
The faculty statement also suggests Guth's leave appears to be a professional sanction, but the university says Guth's leave was intended to avoid disruption of his classes.
Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljwo! rld.com
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