Cal State San Marcos Student Newspaper Editor Arrested for Identity Theft and Election Fraud

Yet another weird media story out of San Diego. Matt Weaver, the editor of the controversial Cal State San Marcos student newspaper The Koala, has been arrested for identity theft and election fraud after campus police detected “unusual activity” on the school computer he was logged into. Weaver was in the midst of a run for student body president.

10News.com has the story:

Weaver, a junior at the school, is charged with unlawful access to a computer or database, identity theft and election fraud, according to Lutz.Lutz said the school told students that election results set to be released Friday would not be revealed. School officials determined that “the election has been compromised.”

Weaver’s candidacy has been met with opposition due to his work as editor of “The Koala,” a controversial publication distributed on the CSUSM campus.

It gets even weirder. What makes The Koala so controversial? That would be, according to students, its penchant for “homophobic, racist and sexist jokes,” including publishing pictures of female students with male genitalia photoshopped to their faces.

Classy.