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Guard fired for extortion bid

A UNIVERSITY fired a security guard just hours after an online complaint that he had been trying to extort money from a student visiting from another school.

The incident happened at Fudan University's Zhangjiang campus when a security guard had a quarrel with a female student earlier this week.

Security guards said they had been told to stop outsiders coming onto the campus, while the girl accused one of them of sending a text massage to extort her from information she registered at the school entrance.

"The security guard responded with a very silly answer, saying that he was just making a joke," said a student who witnessed the quarrel.

He wrote a post describing the incident and put it on the school's bulletin board.

Many students felt it cast shame on the school's reputation and also complained about the rude behavior of security guards.

A school security department official contacted the poster just one hour after the post had gone online.

The school fired the security guard on Tuesday afternoon, just 14 hours later.

"We contacted several students who were inside the classroom to learn the condition at that time," said Zhang Lei, an official with the school security department.

"The security guard confessed to us that he had asked for money from the student."

The department put up a notice about the investigation and punishment result on the bulletin board.

Many students praised its decision but others showed sympathy for the guard, saying he was just working to keep others from entering the school for campus safety.

"Being a security guard is difficult work," Zhang said. "But extorting money is strictly forbidden and immoral."


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