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Dade Medical College owner calls the cops on his former students


Coral Gables police have confirmed they were called to Ernesto Perez's Coral Gables home Friday night - in response to student protesters and TV stations that were camped out in front. 

Coral Gables police spokesperson Kelly Denham said that police were called to Perez's home between 10 and 11 p.m. Friday night. Denham said she did not know how many students had gathered to protest Perez, who announced earlier in the day that his for-profit Dade Medical College (and its sister school, the University of Southernmost Florida) would immediately close.

"We were called by the homeowner," Denham said. "For them not to go on his property."

The sudden closure of Perez's schools has angered many students, who invested tens of thousands of dollars in their education and are now left with college credits that won't transfer to community colleges and most other traditional schools. 

When they showed up at the Perez home, Denham said police found no issues or problems, and quickly left. Police did not bother the protesters or force them to leave, she said.

"Those protesters have their First Amendment rights," she said.

If there's a police report, she said it won't be available for a couple of days.