- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A professor at a private college in Connecticut has been placed on leave after he says his social media posts were twisted to sound as though they referred to the congressional shooting in Virginia.

In an email sent Monday, Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeny says Professor Johnny Williams has been placed on leave effective immediately.

Berger-Sweeny says Williams posted a piece on his personal Facebook and Twitter pages that concluded with a call to show indifference to the lives of bigots. Williams says his words were twisted to sound as if the victims of the shooting should’ve been left to die.

Williams tells the Hartford Courant he is on a paid leave that will extend through the fall semester, however college officials could not confirm the arrangement.


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