Tuesday, November 13, 2018

UTSA Students Demand Action Against Professor Who Called Campus Police on Student Who Had Her Feet Up During Lecture

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 1:01 PM

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University of Texas at San Antonio officials said they're "concerned" over a controversial campus incident caught on camera and shared on social media.

University officials were responding via statement to a Twitter video showing a student escorted out of a classroom by campus police at a professor's request. According to the post by Apurva Rawal, the student "had her feet up," causing what he called a "temper tantrum" by Professor Anita Moss.

Rawal, also a student in the class, said Moss called the class "uncivil."
The student escorted out of the classroom identified herself on Twitter and said she had filed a police report. She said her actions didn't go against the student code of conduct, and she thanked Rawal and other classmates for defending her.
UTSA President Taylor Eighmy sent a letter to students, faculty and staff members Monday about the incident. In it, Eighmy said the university is investigating the incident as a case of discrimination, but cautioned that the details are still being investigated.

The university's Chief Communications Officer Joe Izbrand issued a statement to mySA.com, saying he's working with the student and biology department to assess what led up to the incident.



Other UTSA officials took to Twitter to defuse the situation.
Still, many students on Twitter are demanding the school take action against the professor. While some defended Moss by saying the video only shows a small portion of the incident, others said having the student escorted out was unjustified.

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