Ohio State Shuts Down Student Occupation after Arrests, Expulsion Threatened: “‘If you refuse to leave, then you will be charged with a student code of conduct violation,’ [Ohio State Vice President Jay Kasey] said. ‘If you are here at 5:00 a.m. we will clear the building and you will be arrested.’ He added, ‘We will give you the opportunity to go to jail for your beliefs.’”
Or to be more explicit and to the point:
Kasey had little patience for it. “We told you, and all we can do is be honest with you. If you’re still here at 5:00, our current philosophy is, we are going to take you out — escort you out of the building and arrest you. You will be discharged from school also,” he noted.
Confused, one of the students asked, “discharged as in…?”
“Expelled,” Kasey answered flatly.
I was there at the dawn and while I was among those who might have camped out in the dean’s office had they done it where I went to school, my belief, then as now, was that we were let off too easy.