Two college students were injured after getting pepper sprayed while rallying at a Board of Trustees meeting at Santa Monica College.
The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees will hold an emergency public meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday to discuss California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott's request that the college put on hold its plan to offer a new tier of higher-cost courses this summer.
Scott called Santa Monica College President Chui L. Tsang Wednesday to make the request after students were pepper sprayed by campus police at a Board of Trustees meeting the night prior while protesting the plan.
The incident is under investigation by campus officials.
College spokesman Bruce Smith said as of today plans are to continue the program, but that the public would be informed if that changes. University officials believe the two-tier plan is legal and necessary to provide students with courses in light of drastic cuts to state funding.
Here's a link to the meeting agenda.