Colorado College Suspends Student 6 Months for Yik Yak Comment

December 16, 2015

By Russell Westerholm at University Herald

Colorado College reduced the suspension of a student that made a social media comment "deemed hurtful and distasteful," but denied his request for a new disciplinary hearing.

The school initially suspended Thaddeus Pryor for 21 months because he responded to a post on Yik Yak reading "#blackwomenmatter" by commenting, ""They matter, they're just not hot," The Colorado Springs Gazette reported.

Pryor's appeal for a new disciplinary hearing was denied, but Colorado College administrators reduced his suspension to only last the remainder of the academic year. He will be able to come back to campus after the school's May 14 graduation ceremony...

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