‘This is a First Amendment violation’: Colorado State University student newspapers thrown out, police investigating

The Denver Post:

Police at Colorado State University in Fort Collins are investigating the trashing of the Rocky Mountain Collegian’s Tuesday editions after editors reported an estimated 1,000 copies were removed from the student-run newspaper’s campus racks and tossed out.

On Twitter, the newspaper alleged that “much of our newspapers have been stolen from our distribution racks and recycled or ripped up in response to our cover story” about allegations of campaign-finance violations in CSU’s student elections.

Editor-in-Chief Haley Candelario said the newspaper’s staff was still trying to figure out exactly what happened, though she estimated about 1,000 of the 5,000 copies the student newspaper distributes every day were tossed into recycling bins on campus.

CSU’s campus police department began investigating the matter after it was reported by the Collegian, spokeswoman Dell Rae Ciaravola confirmed.

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