The Muslim professor at the center of a controversy with a Christian student at Rollins College in Florida has resigned her post, the school’s president says. Areeje Zufari, a humanities professor, resigned after a controversy that involved a conflict with a Christian student who says he was suspended and faced a disciplinary hearing for challenging the professor’s anti-Christian statements in the classroom.

The school is breaking its silence for the first time, claiming that the student, Marshall Polston, was suspended after allegations that he made “vulgar” and “mean-spirited” posts on Facebook to another student. Kenneth Lewis, Polston’s attorney, told The Orlando Sentinel that Polson was suspended because he publicly challenged Zufari’s statements in the classroom and that the Facebook post was “nothing” and “a total joke.” READ MORE