ARIZONA NEWS

ASU investigating assault on queer professor as ‘potential bias or prejudicially motivated incident’

Oct 13, 2023, 3:27 PM | Updated: 5:11 pm

Arizona State University is investigating after a queer professor, David Boyles, was allegedly assa...

Arizona State University is investigating after a queer professor, David Boyles, was allegedly assaulted by members of a right wing group on campus earlier this week. (X Screenshot/Turning Point USA)

(X Screenshot/Turning Point USA)

PHOENIX — Arizona State University is investigating after a queer professor was allegedly assaulted by members of a right wing group on campus earlier this week.

The incident involving English instructor David Boyles and members of Turning Point USA happened in the Fulton Garage on the university’s Tempe campus around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the ASU Police Department.

Turning Point’s members approach Boyles on campus and attempt to ask him questions regarding sex education.

Boyles refuses to answer the questions. The Turning Point crew, which included a cameraman, continues to follow Boyles to the parking structure.

Security footage shows Boyles try to move away a camera before being shoved in the back to the ground by one of the men.

ASU said it was investigating the interaction as a “potential bias or prejudicially motivated incident.”

Turning Point USA also posted video of the incident.

Turning Point claimed their cameraman was the one assaulted.

“Our team fully intends to share this footage with local law enforcement, and if our cameraman decides to press criminal charges against Professor Boyle, we will fully support that decision,” Turning Point said in a social media post.

Boyles’ classes “focus on examining the different rhetorical contexts in which writing occurs and the rhetorical aspects of visuals and digital media,” according to his ASU biography.

He co-founded Drag Story Hour Arizona, which aims to “bring inclusive story times to the children of Arizona and their grown-ups,” in 2019.

Boyles is featured on Turning Point’s Professor Watchlist, which exists “to expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Gas prices are on the decline in Arizona. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)...

Danny Shapiro

Arizona gas prices on the fall heading into Memorial Day weekend

Arizona drivers will get the benefit of decreasing gas prices heading into Memorial Day weekend.

58 minutes ago

Surprise man killed his two children in murder-suicide, police say...

Serena O'Sullivan

Surprise father killed his 2 children in murder-suicide, police say

A Surprise man killed his two children in an apparent murder-suicide on May 20, 2024, according to police.

2 hours ago

(Inciweb Photo)...

KTAR.com

Firefighters gain some containment of Wildcat Fire burning north of Phoenix

Firefighters had a breakthrough Monday in containing the Wildcat Fire that has been burning north of Phoenix for days.

3 hours ago

Rudy Giuliani bankruptcy filing defamation lawsuit...

Associated Press

Ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Arizona’s Kelli Ward plead not guilty in fake elector case

Giuliani appeared remotely for the arraignment that was held in a Phoenix courtroom. His trial will take place in October.

4 hours ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: What can we do to prevent drownings during the Arizona summer?

What can we do to prevent drownings during the Arizona summer? Jim Sharpe talks about recent drownings in Arizona on his Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Subscribe to the KTAR Daily Newsletter: https://bit.ly/45MmM3G Read articles from KTAR News: https://ktar.com/ Download the KTAR app: https://ktar.com/the-ktar-newstalk-app/ Sign up for texts from KTAR: […]

5 hours ago

Follow @KTAR923...

Sponsored Content by Sanderson Ford

3 new rides for 3 new road trips in Arizona

It's time for the Sanderson Ford Memorial Day sale with the Mighty Fine 69 Anniversary, as Sanderson Ford turned 69 years old in May.

Sponsored Articles

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.

...

DESERT INSTITUTE FOR SPINE CARE

Desert Institute for Spine Care is the place for weekend warriors to fix their back pain

Spring has sprung and nothing is better than March in Arizona. The temperatures are perfect and with the beautiful weather, Arizona has become a hotbed for hikers, runners, golfers, pickleball players and all types of weekend warriors.

...

COLLINS COMFORT MASTERS

Here are 5 things Arizona residents need to know about their HVAC system

It's warming back up in the Valley, which means it's time to think about your air conditioning system's preparedness for summer.

ASU investigating assault on queer professor as ‘potential bias or prejudicially motivated incident’