‘St. Louis Post-Dispatch’ Covers STLCC Victory

January 31, 2008

As FIRE celebrates victory at St. Louis Community College (STLCC) on Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch covers the exoneration of student Jun Xiao from charges stemming back to October.

This is the third article the Post-Dispatch has written covering the case and includes e-mail correspondence from Xiao to the newspaper. Not surprisingly, STLCC has remained fairly mum on the case and offered only a brief statement to the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday:

[T]he college said simply that it was pleased to have reached an agreement with Xiao, who remains a student at the college.

After signing this settlement agreement with STLCC, Xiao can now complete the prerequisites required to apply to medical school without a tarnished record and told the newspaper that he “felt good” about the outcome of the case.

“It is victory, a victory of justice,” he said, in an e-mail. “However, it is also a tragedy in that there should not have had such a victory at all in this democratic country.”

We agree.

Schools:  Saint Louis Community College at Meramec

Cases:  Saint Louis Community College: Student Punished for E-mailing Classmates