California Cypress College professor on leave of absence after heated ‘police’ argument with student

The unnamed adjunct professor had not planned to return in the fall

The California college professor caught on camera berating a student for supporting the police has taken a leave of absence after the video went viral.

The unnamed Cypress College educator got into a heated argument with her student Brandon Ellis, 19, when he said that he thought police were “heroes.”

Ellis told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Saturday that he believed his teacher was trying to catch him in a “gotcha” moment, but he remained calm throughout the exchange.

“I think they are heroes, in a sense, because they come to your need and help you,” Ellis said on the video call, which was first reported by the Daily Wire. The professor repeatedly interrupts and talks over Ellis as he tries to defend his point following a presentation, according to the video.