Alabama Suspends Student Linked to Racist Posts

October 6, 2016

The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa announced Wednesday afternoon that a student linked to racist Facebook posts has been suspended and is no longer on campus.

The announcement followed widespread outrage over the Facebook posts, which were widely circulated on Twitter and elsewhere.

Before announcing the suspension, the university made a series of posts on Facebook in which it first said it was investigating and then said that it had made a decision but would not announce it until the student was notified.

The original posts that set off the controversy have been deleted, and the student has not commented.

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