Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders Accused of Striking Student Protester With Her Car

by Colonel on March 22, 2013

Update, 4:24 p.m.: Lisa Metcalf, Director, Media Relations & University Spokesperson for FAU wrote in an e-mail “Police were on the scene at the time of the alleged incident. We are not going to comment until the investigation is complete.”

The University Press tweeted an image of Saunders driving her car today here.  

At noon, students involved with Stop Owlcatraz— the movement to halt Florida Atlantic University’s naming of its stadium after private prison operator GEO Group — contacted New Times to report that student leader Britni Hiatt had been struck, though only slightly injured, by FAU President Mary Jane Saunders’ 2011 Lexus GS as Saunders was leaving a meeting today.

Students said a report was being filed with campus police. New Times contacted the police department, which referred us to media relations, which has yet to comment on the matter. FAU’s student newspaper is reporting that the incident was corroborated by three witnesses.

” — Deidra Funcheon, Copyright 2013 New Times BPB LLC

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