“Kristopher Del Campo’s group was the victim of a politically motivated crime, and yet DePaul University is punishing Del Campo for naming the people who committed the crime,” said Robert Shibley, senior vice president at FIRE.
“Punishing a student for naming those who committed a crime against him or her sets a very dangerous precedent,” Shibley added. “For example, would DePaul punish a female student for telling her friends to avoid a person who admitted to sexually assaulting her?”
Holtschneider’s response to FIRE’s letter, if any, is unknown.
It is unclear if the 13 students who vandalized the anti-abortion display have faced or will ever face any sort of punishment.
Last month, Cynthia Lawson, vice president for public relations at DePaul, informed TheDC that the investigation of those students “is complete and the judicial process has commenced.”
Del Campo plans to appeal his punishment.