Oregon Student Expelled Over Threat Seeks Return

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A Portland State University graduate student expelled after allegedly threatening violence against a faculty member wants to return to the university.

Henry Liu has filed for an administrative review of his expulsion. A hearing is set for Aug. 3 in a case that raises questions about the balance between student rights and campus safety in an era of school shootings at both the high school and university level.

The university banned Liu, who was in the conflict resolution program, from campus this spring after a classmate reported to police that the student was upset with a professor and talked about guns in the same conversation.

Police found four unloaded guns in Liu's apartment, along with ammunition and survival gear.

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