Fire Joel Hunter for sexually harassing students

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Joel Hunter was fired from Arizona State University in 2014 for taking sexual advantage of an underage student whom he provided alcohol. When his victim filed a complaint and shared her story, more victims came forward with similar stories of grooming and sexual harassment by Hunter, who is prone to sending sexually explicit emails and text messages to and about his students. 

News outlets Fox 10, Phoenix New Times, and The State Press (2) covered Hunter's behavior and termination, featuring his name, photo, and an anonymous interview with one of his victims.

In spite of a public history of sexual misconduct, Hunter was hired by two Maricopa Community Colleges, Truckee Meadows Community College, and the GEO Group, Inc. This is incredibly dangerous considering Hunter's demonstrated pattern of exploiting his power as teacher to sexually harass and abuse students. 

When colleges hire professors with histories of sexual misconduct, it is no different from when high schools and churches “pass the trash” and hire teachers and priests accused of sexual abuse at previous institutions. 

Maricopa Community Colleges has removed Hunter from teaching positions at South Mountain and Estella Mountain Community Colleges in light of our petition, and we hope Truckee Meadows and the GEO Group will make the same decision to protect their students.

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