Montana State University: Students Cited for Profane Interactions With Parking Enforcement Officers


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In August 2023, when a Montana State University parking enforcement officer informed students Caleb Greenberg and Dora Craven their vehicle faced towing from a closed university parking garage, Greenberg asked if that could happen without issuance of a “fucking ticket first.” Both students departed the garage in the vehicle. After Greenberg gave a different MSU parking enforcement officer the middle finger while driving around campus the next day, MSU police wrote him two disorderly conduct charges, and called both students into a meeting to discuss the Student Code of Conduct. FIRE wrote MSU to remind the university that the First Amendment protects profanity. On August 16, the university dropped the disorderly conduct charges against Greenberg and Craven.