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Sen. Baumgartner says professors should reschedule classes canceled to protest Trump's win

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane lawmaker Michael Baumgartner tweeted Friday that any professors who have canceled classes to mourn the outcome of the presidential election will "be held accountable for wasting tax dollars."

According to our partners at the Spokesman Review, Baumgartner says he has received numerous phone calls and emails from both parents and students at Washington State University, saying classes had been canceled by professors who are protesting Donald Trump's election victory. 
 


In a separate tweet, Baumgartner insisted that professors should reschedule the canceled sessions because students have a limited number each semester, and that if professors want to protest- they shouldn't do it "on the student's time or the public's dime." 

WSU spokesman Rob Strenge told a reporter at the Spokesman Review that this is the first time he's heard about classes being canceled as a result of the election, and that officials at the university will look into the situation next week.

Strenge also noted that professors have the ability to cancel classes, but it depends on what the intent is and how the cancellation was communicated to the students.   

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