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US school says arrest of student being misreported

US school says arrest of student being misreported

Officials at a college where a Chinese graduate student was arrested for allegedly threatening to burn down a campus building say they're concerned that the incident is being misreported in foreign-language media.
Zhai Tiantian, a former student at the Stevens Institute of Technology, was arrested April 15 and faces a charge of making a terroristic threat.
The charge, which can refer to a range of verbal threats, has been reported by some Chinese media outlets as Zhai being arrested for allegedly being a terrorist.
Stevens spokesman Michael Schinelli says nearly a month before his arrest, Zhai was suspended for numerous violations of the school's code of conduct.
A lawyer for the 26-year-old Zhai says his client denies making the threat.


Updated : 2020-12-03 01:10 GMT+08:00