A sociology professor who shot himself in the arm with a .22 pistol in a campus restroom to “protest” Trump remains employed, but students say the school has yet to address the incident with the student body.
Authorities were called to the College of Southern Nevada on August 28, after several students and faculty saw Professor Emeritus Mark Bird stumbling out of the bathroom, bleeding. According to the police report, Bird said he shot himself in the arm in “protest of President Trump.”
Bird, who has been working for the school since 1993, taped a $100 bill to the mirror before carrying out his protest. The bill was left as a tip "for the janitors" who were left to clean up the bloody mess.
Remington Longley, a political science student, told Campus Reform that he was in the next building over from the shooting when the incident occurred.
“The school completely covered it up,” Longley said, adding that the school “never released a statement.”
“It was never addressed by any of my professors. It was completely swept under the rug as far as I’m concerned.”
According to Longley, most students were under the impression that the professor had killed himself, only to find out 14 days later via a report by The Las Vegas Review-Journal, what had actually taken place. Without news coverage, he says, students would still be in the dark about the gunshot, crime scene, or police presence they witnessed.
The school has made no public offer of counseling or support to students who witnessed their bloody professor stumbling out of a public restroom.
Longley believes the school has kept quiet about the incident because of the political nature of the professor’s ‘protest,’ claiming that the university generally favors and protects professors with left-leaning viewpoints. “This is the new norm now where they're going to walk into a bathroom and plug themselves and then [the] school is going to sweep it under the rug?”
He contends that not only are liberal views favored, but that conservative students are being discriminated against on campus. “The campus as a whole is very left-leaning and very discrimi
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