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Trump Taunts Lead to Expulsion Petition



    After Babson College students allegedly drove to nearby Wellesley College, where Hillary Clinton attended, to taunt her supporters after Trump's victory, a petition is calling for them to be kicked out of school. (Published Friday, Nov. 11, 2016)

    Babson College students are speaking out after two undergrads got in trouble for driving onto the campus of neighboring Wellesley College — Hillary Clinton's alma mater — with a Trump flag, allegedly taunting the female students there.

    "I was really just shocked," said Babson student Ashley Mukasa.

    "I feel like it's very, very disrespectful," added Babson student Ben Schwartzman.

    A petition on calling for their expulsion from school shows police talking with the young men after the incident.

    "It absolutely makes Babson look bad, and I think it also makes millennials and college students look bad," said Babson student Ryan Laverty.

    Students we spoke with at Wellesley College said they felt threatened and targeted for who they are and their beliefs.

    "It was offensive and I can't believe they did that," said Wellesley student Amanda Pollak. "I can't believe someone would come to this campus."

    "I think it's horrendous and I really think it's a reflection of the hatred and bigotry that people are feeling in reaction to what’s happened," said Wellesley Student Bridgette McAuliffe.

    Administrators at both Wellesley and Babson condemned the students' actions, but didn't elaborate on any disciplinary action taken.

    Their fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, issued a statement calling their actions "abhorrent" and expelled them from the fraternity.

    One of the two Babson students involved posted an apology to his Facebook page overnight.

    "I'm sorry," it read. "My actions have reflected terribly on my institution, my family, and myself. I have perpetuated the fear that exists throughout the world today. That was not my intention and I am deeply sorry that this has happened."

    "I'm happy that he apologized," Schwartzman said. "But I don’t think it's that real."

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