COLUMBIA, Mo. – A University of Missouri student is suspended after allegedly making harassing, hostile remarks toward another student about a screening of the “American Sniper” movie.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the Columbia campus’ chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin, announced the disciplinary action this week.
The suspended student’s name wasn’t released.
Officials say the student made the remarks online, responding to another student’s letter to the editor in the university’s student newspaper.
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That published letter’s author wrote that the film to be shown on campus April 3 “glorifies the mass murder of Iraqis, including civilians who are men, women and children.”
The film is based on the memoir by the late Chris Kyle, who by his own count made more than 300 kills as a Navy SEAL.