STORRS, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – The University of Connecticut has issued new guidelines for speakers and campus events after an altercation at a speech by a conservative commentator titled “It’s OK To Be White.”

UConn President Susan Herbst said Monday in a campus-wide email that events or other programming will not be allowed if the school determines the individual involved represents a “danger to our community.”

Herbst says speaker Lucian Wintrich had no criminal history, but UConn was “disturbed” to learn that an individual who traveled with him has at least one arrest for a “violent offense.”

A young woman appeared to take paperwork off the lectern during Wintrich’s speech Tuesday. Cellphone video showed Wintrich running up and grabbing her. Police charged Wintrich with breach of peace.

Wintrich says he had every right to retrieve his property.

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Comments
  1. The first speaker under this rule should take the college to court . The college is a public institution taking tax payer dollars and should guaranty freedom of speech for all. They would do better to prepare the campus police to handle protesters who violate the law. Has the woman who seized the property of the speaker been punished?

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