Protests planned at USI Thursday in support of student

Protests planned at USI Thursday in support of student
(Source: WFIE)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Two protests are planned for the USI campus Thursday, according to the student newspaper, The Shield.

The university is facing backlash after officials say a student was asked to leave campus.

That student, Seth Pressler, says it was because of his Tourettes Syndrome.

[Petition claims USI student forced off campus because of medical condition]

Reports from The Shield say one of those protests is happening Thursday outside of the Administration office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Another one is also planned at the same time but on the campus quad.

[Previous: Former USI professor speaks out in response to student petition]

A petition has been put together supporting Pressler. It has more than 11,000 signatures.

Copyright 2020 WFIE. All rights reserved.