On Thursday, February 7, 2002, Parham Feyzi Khoshbakht, a disgruntled student known for his controversial behavior on campus, set fire to an American flag in the Quad, causing a major disturbance. Once the flag was taken away from Khosbakht by other students, he took off his shirt to expose his chest, where he had written “Liberty or Death” in large red and black letters. He was eventually arrested by Fullerton policemen for creating a disturbance on school property. On Monday, February 11, 2012, the Hornet issued an editorial (“More Than Just a Flag”) and comments from various students, along with photographs of the event. Fullerton College suspended Khoshbakht, and he withdrew from the College shortly thereafter.