A wise man once said:
“You gotta fight for your right to party.”
And for college students in the state of Florida, the Governor of Florida has their back.
According to WESH, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proposed a student “bill of rights” that would protect students from disciplinary action if their respective universities found them violating social distancing policies, AKA partying.
“I understand universities are trying to do the right thing, but I personally think it’s incredibly draconian that a student would get potentially expelled for going to a party. That’s what college kids do, and they’re at low risk. And I just think that we’ve got to be reasonable about this and really focus the efforts on where the most significant risk is.”
Florida State University recently announced that they would suspend students that host or attend large gatherings and would also suspend students that test positive and don’t properly quarantine.
FSU President John Thrasher last week warned that “students who endanger the community with actions such as hosting or attending a large party or gathering will be subject to suspension.”
There’s still no word on whether an actual “bill or rights” will be made or whether he’ll just issue an executive order, but either way, college kids are the last group of people you’d expect a state governor to stick their neck out for.
Cue the Beastie Boys.