College Student Disciplined Over Offensive, 'Disgusting' Viral Snapchat Photo - NBC New York

College Student Disciplined Over Offensive, 'Disgusting' Viral Snapchat Photo

The head of the Connecticut NAACP called the photo "just disgusting"

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    What to Know

    • The school didn't say how it disciplined the student

    • The photo showed the student with a brown mask-like material on her face and a "Black Lives Matter" caption

    • NAACP officials said they wanted to meet with university administrators to talk about the situation

    Quinnipiac University officials say they have disciplined an unidentified student after an offensive Snapchat photograph of the woman went viral on social media. 

    The picture depicted the student with a brown mask-like material on her face and included the caption "Black Lives Matter." 

    Connecticut NAACP President Scott Esdaile called the photo "just disgusting" and said the university should have zero tolerance for this type of behavior. 

    A statement released by Quinnipiac on Tuesday said the university took action against the student, but it did not specify what the action was or if the student was expelled. 

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    Executive Vice President Mark Thompson said Quinnipiac is committed to providing students with an atmosphere of tolerance. 

    NAACP officials hope to meet with university administrators to discuss the incident on Wednesday.