Fourth Student Suspended In College Hate Crime Case

SAN JOSE, Calif. (November 23, 2013) A fourth student has been suspended in connection with an incident at San Jose State University involving alleged hate crimes against a black student, University President Mohammed Qayoumi announced late Friday.

He did not name the student.

Three white students, Logan Beaschler and Collin Warren, both 18, and Joseph Bomgardner, 19, face misdemeanor hate crime and battery charges in the alleged harassment of their black roommate after they moved into a four-bedroom dormitory suite in August.

According to a police report, they outfitted their dormitory suite with a Confederate flag, barricaded the victim in his room, and placed a U-shaped bicycle lock around his neck and claimed they lost the key.

The victim hasn't been named at his parents' request.

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