An Arizona community college has fired a professor who promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory to students, according to the Phoenix New Times.

At the beginning of the fall semester at Mesa Community College, English professor Douglas Belmore reportedly showed students a 14-minute video about the unfounded theory, which claims a conspiracy of Satanists and pedophiles control the world and that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE is secretly undermining them.


"According to my understanding, his services were no longer needed," Mesa spokeswoman Dawn Zimmer told the local paper.

Belmore tweeted on Saturday that he was fired for "shar[ing] Q w/a class."

A first-year student who spoke to the New Times on condition of anonymity told the newspaper that the class had been taught by a substitute since Aug. 27.

Students in August said Belmore spent a significant portion of his classes talking about the conspiracy theory, with one saying “you have politics being spouted at you for an hour instead of being taught actual English stuff."

The conspiracy theory has been linked to several violent incidents, including the alleged murder of reputed Gambino family mob boss Francesco Calli by a man who, according to his attorney, believed he was acting on Trump’s behalf. The FBI has identified it as a potential terror threat.