TCU Student Suspended Over Tweets and Institution Determined Offensive

August 2, 2015

By Emily Hull at Dallas Sun Times

A Texas Christian University student has been placed on probation and banned from campus activities for the comments he made in a Twitter fight with a Maryland woman during the 2014–2015 academic year.

The Dallas Morning News reported:

The family of Harry Vincent, 19, and an advocacy group are trying to pressure TCU to respect students’ free speech rights, abide by its disciplinary procedures and reverse its punishment of Vincent.

The penalties were the result of a handful of Tweets, including ones slamming Islam, using a derogatory term for Mexicans and saying “hoodrat criminals” in Baltimore should be shipped to the Sahara Desert in Africa. Vincent, who is unsure if he’ll return to TCU, said he wasn’t referring to race in those Tweets...

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