According to reports, an instructor in a Nevada university currently wished he could eat his words back after he warned that there is a probability of his classroom not being safe and also vowing that he will turn any students in to the immigration authorities in case he finds out that they were in the country illegally.
Although his comment is just one more of several other anti-immigrant statements that were ignited by the current president-elect. It is, however, one of the most significant that has ever being recorded in an American college by a faculty member.
The investigation began when in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas when a student exposed a conversation he had with his math teacher on Facebook.
The math teacher in a person of David Buch claimed that he would inform the authorities from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about any student found to be in the country illegally.
Buch posted to one of his students that there are no safe spaces in his classes. The student whose parents hail from Cuba disclosed this. He also posted that he will turn him into the ICE and that he doesn’t mind the diversity but rather the criminals.
He, however, stated that he was only kidding when there was an uproar in the college over his post.
Buch says he is sorry for his comments and that he understands just how hurtful his remarks are to a lot of the students. He stated further that it was a joke gone wrong, and that he never has and will never create hate in his classroom.
He said the success of the students means a lot to him and sorry for putting them through those stress due to his comments.
The state director of the Center for Community Change Action indicated that it was particularly bad that an instructor who should be creating a positive learning environment is the one rather intimidating the students.
Buch is a very popular instructor in the college and has been highly ranked by students, which was clearly visible on websites ranking instructors.