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Fresno State professor placed on leave after tweeting 'Trump must hang'

Fresno State professor placed on leave after tweeting 'Trump must hang'

A history professor at Fresno State University has been placed on paid leave after writing on Twitter that President Trump “must hang” to save American democracy.

Fresno State President Joseph Castro announced Monday that Lars Maischak has agreed to go on paid leave for the rest of spring semester. The professor posted the tweet in late February.

Maischak, who teaches five American history classes to more than 200 students, will spend the rest of the semester conducting research off campus, Castro said in a statement.

Substitute teachers have been assigned to Maischak’s classes for the remainder of the semester as the university continues...

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