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Hampden-Sydney student expelled for election night fight

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Hampton-Sydney College has expelled a student for his role in an election night fight.

As President Barack Obama was winning re-election, a fight broke out at the Minority Student Union building. Students inside say they felt racially threatened by supporters of Mitt Romney who used racial epithets, threw fire crackers and broke bottles outside the building.

While no one was hurt during the altercation, administrators conducted an investigation and found sufficient evidence to put four students on trial. The first trial on Saturday ended with the expulsion of a student for disruptive behavior, harassment and lewd behavior, the college announced Thursday.

Three other students tried Sunday were found guilty of violating several tenants of the Code of Student Conduct, including hazardous acts, explosives, firearms, fireworks and law breaking. They will face between 25 and 100 hours of community service each. One student was fined $500. They were all placed on disciplinary probation. One was also placed on alcohol probation.

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On December 9, 2012, a Student was tried for violations of the Code of Student Conduct: Disruptive Behavior, Law Breaking, Hazardous Acts, and Firearms, Fireworks, Explosives. The student was found guilty and was sanctioned with Disciplinary Probation through the fall semester of 2013, 100 hours community service, and a $500.00 fine.

On December 8, 2012, a Student was tried for violations of the Code of Student Conduct: Disruptive Behavior, Harassment, and Lewd Behavior. The student was found guilty and was sanctioned with Disciplinary Probation through the fall semester of 2013, Alcohol Probation through the fall semester 2013, and 100 hours of community service.

On December 9, 2012, a Student was tried for violations of the Code of Student Conduct: Disruptive Behavior, Law Breaking, Hazardous Acts, and Firearms, Fireworks, Explosives. The student was found guilty and was sanctioned with Disciplinary Probation through the fall semester of 2013, and 25 hours of community service. 

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