First on 9: PCC officials deny protesters access to President’s office

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A statewide contingent of Republican activists gathered at Pitt Community College in Winterville Friday to protest the actions of PCC employee Ken Robol.

Protesters marched to the Vernon White building to deliver an “open records” request to the president of the college, Dr. Dennis Massey, but were stopped at the front door.

Two PCC police officers and Vice President of Administrative Services Rick Owens prevented the protestors from entering the building.pcc prote3st

Owens signed in receipt for proof of delivery and took the letter inside the building.

Organizers said the purpose of the protest was to making details into the case public, and for the NC GOP to be more transparent.

“They created a crisis. They provided a felonious solution, and now they’re busted,” said Todd Bennett. “I want to know who sent him, I know who sent him, but we want people to admit it.”

Other protesters said they don’t think Robol said be teaching in the county.

“Is this the type of example that we want to be setting for our children,” asked Phil Law, candidate for NC Congress. “I know my children, I wouldn’t want them in his classroom. And I know the parents here at Pitt and DH Conley don’t want their kids in his classroom.”

On Monday, WNCT’s Josh Birch confirmed there is an investigation at PCC into Robol for allegedly soliciting to hack in the GOP website for the now censured NC GOP Chairman Hasan Harnett.

On Thursday, the NC GOP General Counsel Thomas Stark released a statement, giving details into their the story from their perspective. To read that full state, click here.

However, the details of the investigation were not able to be released.


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