Trinity College professor cleared of any wrongdoing

Johnny Eric Williams (Photo: Twitter/jwilla2)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Trinity College professor that was placed on leave after reposting a controversial article on social media has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

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Sociology professor Johnny Williams, who is black, was widely criticized for his posts seeming to condone white supremacy. Those posts sparked threats, forcing the school to close its campus for a day last month.

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On Friday, Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney said Williams is protected by academic freedom, and did not violate and college policies.

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Williams has since apologized for his controversial posts on social media.