A California college professor was placed on leave after she pushed back on a student's views on policing in America.
The incident took place during a Zoom class from Cypress College.
19-year-old Braden Ellis' delivered a presentation on cancel culture in the US, noting how animated kid's TV shows like Paw Patrol have come under fire in the past year.
After each presentation, the unidentified professor held a 10-minute question-and-answer session for other students to respond.
During this time, a classmate took issue with Ellis's statement.
"Maybe they shouldn't be heroes," said the classmate. "Maybe they don't belong on a kid's show."
"I disagree with what [my classmate] said ... I think cops are heroes and they have to have a difficult job," said Ellis.
This is when the professor began criticizing the student's views. Recording of the Zoom class was later posted online and went viral.
"A lot of police officers have committed an atrocious crime and have gotten away with it and have never been convicted of any of it," said the professor.
The two argued about their opposing beliefs on police officers, with Ellis seeming visibly frustrated with his professor.
"The adjunct professor will be taking a leave of absence for the duration of her assignment at Cypress College. This was her first course at Cypress and she had previously indicated her intention to not return in the fall," said the school.
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