Elizabeth Snyder, college professor, asks student not to speak in class

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RANDOLPH, N.J. (AP) — Officials at a community college in New Jersey are not saying whether they disciplined an adjunct professor who asked a stuttering student not to speak.

The County College of Morris acknowledged Elizabeth Snyder acted improperly and officials expressed disappointment with an email that the history professor sent to 16-year-old Philip Garber Jr.

The Star-Ledger of Newark ( ) obtained a copy of the email in which the professor urged Garber to save his questions for after class "so we do not infringe on other students time."

Administrator Bette Simmons tells the newspaper Snyder should have advised classmates to be patient with Garber.

Garber says he's happy with how the matter was resolved.