Records released this week shed new light on claims a UW Stevens Point professor punched a student last summer. The records show that Dr. Meghan Buckley shoved or punched student Wesley Shaw at least once during a summer field trip in rural Lincoln County last July but offer varying accounts on exactly how many times Buckley hit Shaw.
READ: Buckley file (PDF)
The incident started when Shaw began clapping after Buckley had returned with a group of four girls who was the last to finish a mapping exercise. The university’s vice-chancellor said Buckley appears to have ” just lost it” and that he had lost confidence in her ability to interact with students in a safe and professional manner.
Buckley said in a statement that no one is certain what really happened and she said her decision to resign at the end of the school year had nothing to do with the incident.