‘Game of Thrones’ Punishment Stopped But Not Done

October 31, 2014

By Bob Holt at New Jersey Newsroom

A Bergen Community College professor who was suspended for 8 days earlier this year over posting of an online photo has seen his record cleared.

Bergen Community College suspended 47-year old professor Francis Schmidt for posting a photo of his 7-year old daughter Sophia wearing a “Game of Thrones’ tee-shirt. The shirt read: “I will take what is mine with fire and blood.”

Schmidt said school officials took the word “fire” as a perceived threat of shooting at the school, according to the New York Daily News. A school official said to Schmidt, “When you see the word fire, then someone shows up with an AK-47 here shooting everybody...

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