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Michigan Student Gets $42K in Alleged Racial Post Settlement

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August 09, 2017 09:56 AM

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) - A former Michigan Technological University student has been awarded more than $42,000 compensation after agreeing to settle his lawsuit against the school over an alleged internet threat against black people.

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Matthew Schultz filed an agreement to settle the case in June, but terms weren't disclosed. MLive.com reports Wednesday a copy of the agreement obtained using the Freedom of Information Act says Schultz got a refund of about $27,800 he paid to the university and $14,500 for "other expenses."

The former third-year engineering student also had his disciplinary record cleared by the school. University spokeswoman Jennifer Donovan says in a statement that he won't return to the university.

Schultz said the November 2015 post wasn't a threat. Criminal charges were dropped against Schultz, who is from the Michigan city of Norway.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press:MLive.com


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