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Clemson student faces expulsion after being charged in $5 dorm burglary

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A Clemson University freshman was charged with first-degree burglary after police said he took $5 from a dormitory room, according to a university release.

Avery Tanner Boone, 18, of Greer, an engineering major, is also charged with the felony and with misdemeanor public disorderly conduct, the release said.  Police said they detected the odor of alcohol coming from him, according to university representative Robin Denny.

Denny said the theft from a room in Johnstone Hall happened on Sunday.

Police said Boone took the cash and several food items from the room.

Boone was released on a $10,262.50 personal recognizance bond, according to the release.

Police referred the case to the university's Office of Community and Ethical Standards, the release said.

"The range of sanctions could be disciplinary probation, community service, in-kind restitution, restriction of privileges, suspension, or dismissal, " Deny said.

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