College Puts Police Chief on Leave Because He Liked Conservative Tweets

Mount Holyoke College placed their newly hired police chief, Daniel Hect, on administrative leave Wednesday after students complained about him liking conservative posts on Twitter.

According to Daily Wire, Hect announced that he was appointed as the Police Chief of Mount Holoke College and Smith College on February 6. Now, just two months later, Hect has been placed on administrative leave.

Daily Wire reports that after Hect was announced as the new Police Chief, students began to dig into his Twitter account. Some of the students seemingly found several tweets that Hect liked to be inappropriate. These tweets include one from the NRA wishing its followers “Merry Christmas” another from the NRA stating, “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns,” and several other tweets from President Trump regarding the current border crisis.

According to Daily Wire, a student pegged these tweets as hateful saying it is “unacceptable for someone in charge of keeping any community safe, let alone a campus as diverse as MHC’s, to be publicly displaying his support for hateful regimes and organizations, as well as for individuals who demonize migrants from Mexico or other latin american (sic) nations.”

Then in March, Hect and the college’s administration held several events where students would be allowed to talk with Hect.

According to the school’s newspaper, the event was filled with “tension and tears.”

At the event, Hect noted that he did not necessarily support Donald Trump, but he felt as if he should like his tweets when he had done something well.

Hect said, “Donald Trump’s viewpoints do not represent our country very well… When [Trump] did something that I thought he did well, I wanted to like [his tweets in reference to those successes] in hopes to lead to more good behavior.”

Hect even added that he does not support Donald Trump.

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