Brickbat: Too Scary


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In the middle of finals week, West Virginia University student Joseph Cortese got a letter from the school telling him he was under investigation for "prohibited conduct." His misdeed? Posting a photo of himself wearing a Border Patrol T-shirt and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) hat for a Halloween party to Instagram weeks earlier. When Cortese met with Assistant Dean LiDell Evans, Cortese says the dean admitted he had a constitutional right to wear the costume. After media picked up the story, the university released a statement saying someone filed a complaint accusing Cortese of posting "vulgar hateful Instagrams."