Feds open probe of university that punished student for image with gun

Another post showed Tong holding a firearm pointed toward the ground with the caption “Don’t tread on me #198964” and emojis of the American flag as well as the Chinese flag. The “198964” hashtag referred to the date of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing on June 4, 1989, Campus Reform said.The university claimed the posts were “threatening and intimidating” and violated university rules on bias and hate crimes.Tong has filed a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court alleged the charges violate his right to free speech.Fordham banned him from visiting campus without prior approval, removed his leadership roles in student organizations and his participation in athletics. He is also required to complete implicit bias training and write an apology letter.

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