A Colorado State University-Pueblo professor who compared the threat of 50 job cuts at the school to the infamous Ludlow Massacre in 1914 has been locked out of the university’s computer system and was warned he violated the school’s communications policy against intimidation.

Tim McGettigan, a tenured sociology professor, sent his Ludlow email on Friday morning before CSU Chancellor Michael Martin met with students and faculty in the middle of the day to discuss the Pueblo campus’s budget plight.

“When I got back to my office, there was a letter from the CSU system lawyer saying my computer access had been deactivated,” McGettigan said. “I have a heavy class load to teach and I can’t do that without access to my computer.”

McGettigan, 50, has been at the Pueblo university since 2000.

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