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Former Student Expelled After Gun Arrest Sues Virginia Tech

Yunsong Zhao says campus police have repeatedly harassed him because he's Asian and likes guns.

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    Former Student Expelled After Gun Arrest Sues Virginia Tech

    A former student expelled from Virginia Tech after being arrested on a gun charge is suing the school and police officials in federal court.

    Yunsong Zhao filed a complaint Thursday saying police violated his rights in falsely arresting him, and school officials violated his due process rights in dismissing him.

    Police claim they saw Zhao at a local range shooting a semi-automatic rifle with a 30-round magazine, News4 reported. Virginia prohibits non-citizens from having guns with magazines holding more than 20 rounds.

    But police never found a 30-round magazine in searching Zhao's room and vehicles. A judge has expressed doubt about a conviction.

    Zhao says campus police have repeatedly harassed him because he's Asian and likes guns. The shooter who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech in 2007 also was Asian.