Student group seeking legal action over proctor's bong theft

Drive 25/09/2018
Dave Scott. Photo: Otago University.

There are calls for Otago University proctor Dave Scott to step down after his alleged bong seize spree in Dunedin flats. 

At least three flats have come forward alleging Dave Scott entered their homes without permission and confiscated bongs 

An online petition demanding his resignation has been setup. 

"I just felt so strongly about this. It's got to stop. If anything is worth a petition it's this," Whakamana Cannabis Museum curator Abe Gray says.

But Otago University is standing by Mr Scott's actions saying he thought the occupants would rather deal with him than the police.

It's not illegal to own a water pipe, also known as a bong, but it is illegal to smoke marijuana.

Tens of thousands of dollars has also been pledged to pay for private prosecution against the proctor.

Mr Gray says a private pledger known to him donated $25,000 to start legal action. 

Mr Scott previously hit media headlines when it was revealed he had ordered campus workers to remove hundreds of copies of a student magazine that depicted a woman menstruating on the cover.

Listen to the full interviews with Abe Gray and OUSA President Caitlin Barlow-Groome in full above.

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