Can a Professor Be Fired for Doubting Sandy Hook Massacre?

Lenny Pozner has fought an underground movement of conspiracy theorists who have claimed the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre - and his son’s existence - was an elaborate hoax, NBC News reported.

Last week, Florida Atlantic University responded by moving to fire Professor James Tracy, a communications professor and a high-profile skeptic. Pozner has complained to police, filed legal injunctions and wrote an op-ed in a Florida newspaper targeting Tracy.

But the fight could be tough because professors have the right to say contentious things in their off-campus lives, according to NBC News.

Florida University hasn’t said what Tracy did to lose his job, NBC News reported. Tracy didn’t return messages for comment. Pozner did not return NBC News’ call for comment either.  

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