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Chico State biology professor tentatively barred from campus 

Chico state biology professor David Stachura

The Butte County Superior Court issued a tentative ruling to grant a Workplace Violence Restraining Order against biology professor David Stachura on behalf of Chico State on Thursday.

In 2020, Stachura was found to be having a prohibited affair with a graduate student, while allegedly discussing killing two of his female colleagues with guns.

Stachura’s conduct was the main concern during a Jan. 26 safety forum covered by The Orion. Stachura’s access to campus was a main concern for students. 

In an email to Chico State students and faculty, University President Stephen Perez noted that the WVRO ruling is tentative, but a final decision could be made later this year. 

“The WVRO, filed by the University on behalf of four members of our campus community, prohibits Stachura from coming within 300 yards of campus and will be in effect for three years,” Perez said.

The California State University Board of Trustees petitioned for a WVRO against Stachura on Feb. 8, look at the case information here

The restraining order comes a week after a man brandished a gun at a Chico State employee in front of Kendall Hall, the campus’ administrative headquarters.

The Orion has reached out to Stachura for comment. He has not immediately replied. 

If anyone sees Stachura on campus, call University Police at 530-898-5555.

Timothy Adams and Jackson Elrod can be reached at [email protected]

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Jackson Elrod, Reporter
Jackson Elrod is a journalism major and an English minor starting his third year at Chico State. He looks forward to his first semester on The Orion and to expand his writing skills. When he has no classes Jackson spends time hanging around with friends watching sports, movies or listening to music. After graduation Jackson is hoping to become a sports journalist for websites like The Athletic or ESPN.
Timothy Adams, Copy Editor
My name is Timothy Adams, and I am currently a senior at CSU, Chico. I am majoring in journalism with a minor in psychology.              I was born in Napa and raised both there and in Redding.                  Subsequently, I have become familiarized with the NorCal locale.                                                         I am eager to bring important and fair coverage to all students while maintaining the grammatical integrity of The Orion. As copy editor, my interests centralize around literature, the English language and travel.

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