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Wisconsin student arrest captured on video

Jenna Johnson

Last week a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student was arrested in her anthropology class after arguing with the instructor about an exam question and throwing a water bottle at another student who intervened, The Chronicle reports.

As the argument continued and three campus police officers wrestled student Robyn Foster to the ground, another student (who works at the local television station) caught everything on video and posted it to You Tube. (Warning: the language in the video is offensive.)

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist James E. Causey wrote about the incident on his blog last week.

Foster should not have disrupted the class.
Her argument that she paid to be in the class is not valid because everyone else paid as well and paying doesn't give one the right to disrupt the learning environment of others.
I hate to see anyone get arrested for situations that could have been handled differently. I'm sure campus police have a lot better things to do, and I'm sure that Foster is embarrassed by the turn of events.
Cooler heads should have prevailed.

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By Jenna Johnson  |  March 25, 2010; 3:00 PM ET
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: University of Wisconsin  
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