Georgia State professor calls police on late students who didn’t want to go
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) — A professor at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College is no longer in the classroom after reportedly calling the police because two students were late for class.
College student Bria Blake posted about the incident on TikTok and the post had more than 134,000 likes as of Friday afternoon.
“They are both extremely traumatized to say the least. We’re not going to let them sweep this under the rug,” Blake said.
In the video, Blake says that two of her classmates, known as Taylor and Kamryn, were just two minutes late for class.
However, the professor, whom Blake identified as Carissa Gray, asked her to leave. One of the students allegedly said he paid to be here and refused to leave. The professor then left the classroom and returned with two armed GSU police officers, according to Blake.
“Especially as a black woman, this is extremely abhorrent to her because she should understand for herself what it means to call the police against black youth in America.”
Georgia State University confirmed the incident to CBS46 and said the professor is no longer giving in-person classes. The two students were also invited to meet with the school principal and police chief today.
Blake says the three met with the dean of studies on Thursday and were unhappy with what happened.
She feels it’s not enough that Gray isn’t teaching there personally anymore.
“She shouldn’t have a lesson. I don’t care if it’s online or in person.”
Copyright 2022 WGCL. All rights reserved.
https://www.cbs46.com/2022/04/01/georgia-state-professor-calls-police-2-students-who-were-late-class/ Georgia State professor calls police on late students who didn’t want to go