ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) — A professor from Perimeter College at Georgia State University is no longer in class because she allegedly called the police because two students arrived late to class.
Student Bria Blake posted about the incident on TikTok and the post was liked more than 134,000 times on Friday afternoon.
“They are both extremely traumatized, to say the least. It’s not something we’re going to let them sweep under the rug,” Blake said.
In the video, Blake says two of his classmates, known as Taylor and Kamryn, were just two minutes late for class.
However, the professor, whom Blake identified as Carissa Gray, asked them to leave. One of the students reportedly said he “paid to be here” and refused to leave. The professor then left the classroom and returned with two armed GSU officers, according to Blake.
“Especially as a black woman to do this is extremely abhorrent because she herself should understand what it means to call the police on young black people in America.”
Georgia State University confirmed the incident to CBS46 and said the professor is no longer teaching in-person classes at this time. The two students have also been asked to meet with the school provost and the chief of police today.
Blake says the three met with the Dean of Students on Thursday and were unhappy with what happened.
She thinks it’s not enough. Gray no longer teaches in person there.
“She shouldn’t be teaching. I don’t care if it’s online or in person,”
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