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Expelled for Facebook comments, man sues Brainerd college

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A man has filed a federal lawsuit against officials at Brainerd's Central Lakes College after he says he was expelled for a Facebook post.

Craig Keefe, of Gull Lake, is suing to be reinstated to his nursing program as well as damages.

Keefe's attorney, Jordan Kushner, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press school officials never gave the 37-year-old a specific explanation for his expulsion in December and violated the college's rules by denying him an appeal.

The suit claims school officials complained to Keefe over two Facebook posts. One allegedly used a derogatory term and the other was "a comment about there not being enough whiskey for anger management."

Michael Dougherty, a vice chancellor at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, says he can't comment on pending litigation.

"We do not comment on pending litigation. The College's legal response will be filed by the Attorney General's Office with the federal district court," he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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