COLLEGE STATION (AP) – Texas A&M University is facing criticism for being too lenient in its handling of sexual assault allegations.

A female student last week accused the school via Twitter of not doing enough to punish her alleged attacker. He was found responsible for misconduct in a Title IX ruling and suspended for one semester. The victim says that man has since rejoined the university’s swim team.

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The victim’s tweet prompted others to come forward and complain about the university’s response to similar allegations.

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An online petition Tuesday asked the university to strengthen its policies for dealing with sexual assault allegations. More than 1,000 people have signed the letter as of Thursday afternoon.

Texas A&M has declined to comment on individual cases but says students are sanctioned if found responsible for sexual misconduct.

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