FAMU Student Facing Suspension After Interrupting Lt. Gov. Convocation Speech

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A lone angry protester has shouted down Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll as she was delivering a keynote address for Florida A&M University's black history month convocation.

Carroll paused briefly before continuing on with her remarks Friday morning. The student protestor, who could not be clearly heard, was soon escorted out of the university auditorium by FAMU police. Ciara Taylor later said she was being put "on report" and could be suspended.

The Vero Beach senior said she opposed Carroll's recent comparison of Gov. Rick Scott to Martin Luther King Jr. and Scott's call for the suspension of FAMU President James Ammons after a recent student hazing death.

Carroll left the campus immediately after her remarks. Ammons said she had to go to another event.

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  • by jay Location: florida on Mar 9, 2012 at 07:07 PM
    in our country everyone has freedom of speech, including students as well as Ms Carroll. If FAMU suspends the students, she should sue for violation of freedom of speech and freedom of expression!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 at 09:11 PM
    This person should be kicked out of school.Ms. Carroll has the right to compare whom ever she wants to. If you don't agree with what she says don't rant and rave about it while other people are there to hear what she has to say. Put your views on your blog or internet.
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