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U.S. Naval Academy withdraws Maryland high school student's admission over social media remarks

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Posted at 10:32 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 10:32:22-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy has withdrawn the appointment of an incoming student after an investigation into racist and inappropriate remarks.

Dean of Admissions Bruce Latta made the announcement Monday in a statement. He says the academy's Character Review Committee recommended the appointment be withdrawn from the student after an evaluation surrounding “the racist and inappropriate remarks.”

The student was going to be a member of the Class of 2024. Latta says he has approved the recommendation to withdraw the appointment, and the superintendent agrees with the decision. Latta says the academy doesn't condone racism or bigotry of any kind.