A Texas student committed suicide after campus official denied to grant him due process, reports Watchdog.org.

The organization states that the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) student, Thomas Klocke, was accused in May 2016 of sexually harassing a gay peer by writing “gays should die” on his computer during class.

Investigators reportedly acknowledge that there was no evidence to support the student’s claim.

Further, Watchdog states that Klocke not only denied the incident but gave a completely different version of what happened.

Klocke stated that on that day, his accuser made unwanted sexual advances towards him. Klocke reportedly refused, telling his soon-to-be-accuser that he was straight.

A lawsuit filed by Klocke’s father – an attorney – claims the student went on to accuse Klocke out of fears he might wind up being accused of sexual misconduct.

Watchdog goes on to state that, instead of contacting support services with his claim, the accuser reached out to Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Heather Snow, with whom he had a close relationship.

“The accuser was close enough to Snow to refer to her by her first name at times,” writes Watchdog. “And Snow quickly became the accuser’s advocate, helping him to draft a complaint against Klocke and conducting the disciplinary procedure without following the school’s Title IX policies.”

The lawsuit Klocke’s father filed reportedly claims that the University of Texas’s Title IX coordinator was not even briefed on the situation, despite Snow insisting it was sexual harassment.

Watchdog states that this is a direct violation of the university’s policy regarding sexual misconduct.

Because the Title IX coordinator was not aware of the situation, Watchdog states, no proper investigation was conducted. As a result, Klocke received no hearing and no standard legal protection.

The University of Texas at Arlington has a policy for dealing with accusations like the one Klocke faced but these were allegedly ignored.

Watchdog states that Klocke was ultimately told he could not contact anyone in the class the alleged incident took place in, “effectively denying him any ability to find witnesses to corroborate his story.”

Klocke’s accuser, on the other hand, was allowed to communicate with class members. Even then, he could not find a witness that fully corroborated his story.

Ultimately, Snow and UTA’s associate director of academic integrity Daniel Moore reportedly placed Klocke on disciplinary probation for the rest of his time at the school.

Such a punishment, Watchdog states, would be placed on Klocke’s disciplinary record – preventing him from attending grad school as he planned.

Just days after receiving word of his punishment, Thomas Klocke reportedly took his own life.

Earlier this month, Klocke’s father, Wayne, filed a lawsuit against the university for failing to follow proper procedure in handling the situation.

The suit, seen here, names the University of Texas and Nicholas Matthew Watson as defendants.

It claims “the actionable misconduct of UTA and Watson… foreseeably injured Thomas, causing him immense embarrassment, the destruction of his reputation, and severe mental anguish and pain, all of which causally led to Thomas’ self-inflicted death on June 2, 2016.”

Kenneth Chaiken, the filing attorney, told Watchdog, “when a college violates the legal rights of a student accused of misconduct, and its own rules for addressing such a complaint, the accused student can suffer life altering consequences.”

“The important case of Klocke v. University of Texas at Arlington illustrates just how quickly and arbitrarily a college can act, leading to the most tragic outcome from the unimaginable stress and pain that an unfairly treated, accused student can suffer.”

Sources:
HelpSaveOurSons.com
UTA.edu
Watchdog.org

  • Ishare

    This insanity st schools and universities must stop. Waiting for the change to happen for too long.

  • Bill Rowland

    The site formatting is terrible. Please put it back to the way it was.

    • Jean Collier

      Use the email in the contact link at the bottom of the screen to send a message in regard to website formattiing

    • memphis

      Agree, the website is horrible.

      • AverageJoe1987

        Why?

        oh, I get it.

        You’re a liberal. You left-wing scum think you own gay people because you pretendwed to care about gay rights, and the idea of a gay person not thinking how you tell them to outrages you.

        • Jeff

          Uhh… he was commenting on the site’s f’d up formatting. Try paying attention to context next time, you’re as bad as a snowflake.

        • Arian Mattravers

          Hey the right wing can be delicate snowflakes too!

        • Mononc Stef

          lmao I think AverageJoe1987 forgot to swallow his meds this morning…

  • Jean Collier

    Use the email in the contact link at the bottom of the screen to send a message in regard to website formattiing. Not sure if it will help but it cant hurt.

  • Pablo

    Purge all public institutions.

  • Spencer Langevin

    I had to read this thing a few times, and I still can’t believe how twisted this whole thing is. Klocke was attack by staff and students. barred from grad school and denied a fair hearing because a gay student reported sexual harassment through the wrong channels? It seems to me that if the Gay student filed a complaint in the wrong place then the issue should end there. Instead the compliant went through and punished done without any form of trial or evidence beyond hear say. Now Klocke Is being punished with no way to defend himself. Why could he not find a witness? they told him No, but I want to know why someone who is being verbally attack can not find witness to defend himself. Is this school policy? If this is the case then I seriously hope this case makes it to the highest court because I want to see this done with. No school should be allowed to bar a person from defending themselves like this. They should not be allowed to destroy someone’s future purely on someone’s word. They forced Klocke into a corner and I am truly disgusted. The fact that this Snow lady that it was her place to assist in the personal matters of a close friend is disgusting. When your a person of authority it is your duty to assign your friends to someone else to prevent personal bias from poisoning the water. I pray for the Klocke family. I hope the accuser is charged with man slaughter.

    • kzF

      someone needs to kick some arshe and set this straight. someone needs to be taught not to lie about folks. the person who lied should pay.

  • Our Bloody Mary Hospital

    And people still wonder why students run amok, shooting up their schools.

  • HunchbackKing

    Good for the father to sue these people. But why didn’t the kid ask the dad, who is an atty, to help sort it out? Can’t imagine what hell he went through to want to kill himself.

  • Sam2

    Men are the true victims of today’s pro feminist, politically correct culture, especially of college campuses. This is a tragic example of that fact. One of these cases is too many.

  • Aitch748 the Дeplorable

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s reputation needs to go down the toilet for this. UTA deserves to go the way of Mizzou and Antioch College if this is how it treats the young men whose parents pay to educate them.

  • Rekt

    I fucking hate SJW’s like that bitch Snow. The unintended consequences of “liberal logic” is always punishing the innocent first.
    Until and unless you understand this you will all suffer greatly.

    Who is John Galt?

  • AverageJoe1987

    Sue the school and the entire administration

  • Sally

    This is called leftist justice.

  • Pat

    The woman that circumvented due process in order to expedite the ruining of Thomas Klocke’s life, and actually ADD a charge that the accuser did not make: Heather L Snow, Associate VP and Dean of Students ([email protected])

    The guy that did the dirty work: Daniel T Moore, Associate Director of Acedemic Integrity ([email protected], 817-272-2354).

    • David Calvani

      Why aren’t these two — Snow and Moore — named as defendants in the lawsuit?

  • Mononc Stef

    Meet the accuser : Nicholas Matthew Watson
    801 Sylvan Drive, Fort Worth, Texas https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aed470e53c709a9708677db27a33361b0231955096a688672eb6cd9d86c16623.jpg

    • Constantine

      Hope he does the proper thing and ends himself. He’s a murderer.

      • Mononc Stef

        Nah. Let’s not wish death on anybody. Besides a lifetime of being hated by millions for being a piece of shit is a much better punishment imho.

        • David Calvani

          Don’t be too harsh on Constantine. He wishes the accuser to do the HONORABLE thing. You wish for the accuser to get justice.

          • Mononc Stef

            I guess that’s fair enough. 😉

      • joeyusa

        BY THE LOOKS OF HIM HE WILL GO THRU LIFE HITTING ON PEOPLE AND GETTING REFUSED–

    • supergeek2004

      Doxxing’s not fucking cool. Spread the piece of shit’s name and picture, but leave addresses out of it. Reported.

      • Mononc Stef

        Um… A human life was tragically lost because of this entitled pervert. Perspective please…?
        Doxxing the cunt (which I didn’t do, as I only relayed the info) pales in comparison.

  • joeyusa

    HOPE THE GAY F ACCUSER CAN LIVE WITH HIMSELF-