"After several weeks of bad publicity for both parties, FAU announced Monday that GEO had asked to be released from the pledge and the university had agreed. The students, who had named their protest group Stop Owlcatraz – because the school’s football team is nicknamed the Owls – celebrated their victory.

The next day King sent his letter to the students, causing concern among the students and the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida that the school would retaliate."

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