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3 San Jose State Students Expelled Over Bullying of Black Roommate

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    Damian Trujillo
    A rally was held on the San Jose State campus Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

    San Jose State University administrators have expelled three of the four students accused of bullying their black roommate, Judge LaDoris Cordell said.

    The Mercury News reports the students expelled by the university are Logan Beaschler, Colin Warren and a juvenile. The university found that they violated school rules and put the victim's safety in jeopardy.

    The fourth student, Joseph Bomgardner, was suspended for one year. He also faces other sanctions and must take five counseling sessions.

    All four white students are accused of putting a u-shaped bike lock around their roommate's neck and taunting him because of the color of his skin.

    The student who was bullied has filed a $5 million lawsuit against San Jose State.

    The accused bullies now face hate crime and battery charges.

    The university has created a web page dedicated to the hate crimes, called "Toward a More Welcoming Community."

    NBC Bay Area's Lisa Fernandez contributed to this report.