A professor at Fresno State University who celebrated the death of Barbara Bush in an obscenity-driven scam on Twitter is not disciplined, the university's president said in a statement released late Tuesday.
In a note to the "campus community," Joseph Castro said that the comments of English teacher Randa Jarrar on the late First Lady were "insensitive, inappropriate and embarrassing for the university", "but" are under free expression The First Amendment to the US Constitution. "
Castro added Jarrar would remain on vacation until the spring semester," as she had previously demanded before this incident. "
PETITION, FRESNO STATE PROFESSOR ATTRACTS THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURES
Jarrar elicited outrage when she tweeted hours after Bush's death On April 1
Jarrar also said she be happy that "the witch is dead" and boast that she does not want it "I am fired for her remarks because she had tenure."
"I do 100K a year by doing this," she said a Twitter user. "I [sic] will never be released, I [sic] will always have people who want to hear what I have to say."
PROFESSOR USING ANTI-BARBARA BUSH COMMENTARY AT THE ARTS FESTIVAL  In his letter, Castro wrote that the University's action "is a topic of freedom of speech and is not related to [Jarrar’s] job or term of office. "
A change.org petition that had prompted Jarrar to fire had achieved more than 45,000 signatures on Tuesday night.
"Our duty as Americans and educators is to promote the free exchange of views, even if we disagree," Castro wrote shortly before the end of his letter. "At Fresno State, we encourage opinions and ideas in a way that informs, enlightens and educates others without belittling others."