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Middlebury Protesters Will Go Unpunished After Assaulting Professor

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Jack Crowe Political Reporter

Two months after protesters at Middlebury College shouted down conservative scholar Charles Murray and assaulted a professor, the college and Middlebury Police Department announced Tuesday the protesters will get off without any real consequences.

Murray was invited to Middlebury in March by professor Allison Stanger who was assaulted by masked protesters while trying to leave the event with Murray. Stanger endured a neck injury and a concussion as a result of the assault.

The Middlebury Police Department concluded its investigation Tuesday and released a statement indicating that video evidence showed eight masked individuals involved in the assault who appeared to be trained in “obstruction and intimidation.”

The statement went on to explain that they would not be charging anyone in the assault of Stanger “due to insufficient evidence against any specific individual.”

Middlebury College also concluded its separate investigation Tuesday and announced they had identified 67 students who would receive some form of disciplinary action from the college.

Forty-one students received sanctions from the administration for their actions inside the hall where the speech took place. The remaining 26 received slightly harsher punishments from the “Community Judicial Board” for their behavior outside the hall and in the parking lot.

The supposedly harsher punishment reserved for the 26 protesters was referred to as “Official College Discipline,” which amounts to a disciplinary mark on the student’s permanent record.

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