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11/02/2012 12:42 pm ET

Armed Guard Is Protecting UNI Professor Criticized Over National Guard Students' Missed Test - Cedar Falls, IA Patch

AP

An armed guard is protecting a University of Northern Iowa professor who is receiving threats and some want fired for not letting students retake an exam missed for National Guard training.

This week, Specialist James Roethler and Private Dustin Hiller were assured their final grades won't be negatively affected, but professor Cathy DeSoto said she is still scared after she and her husband received expletive-laced phone and email messages telling her to leave town and worse.

"Right now, I feel like I am in danger," said DeSoto, a professor of psychology. "I am scared."

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