Arizona; Phoenix — A lecturer at Georgia State University's Perimeter College has reportedly faced repercussions after a popular TikTok video depicted her phoning the cops on two students for being two minutes late to class.
Bria Blake, a TikTok user and college student, posted a video on March 30 recounting the occurrence, which has now received over 165,000 likes.
The professor is Carissa Gray, according to Blake via Yahoo.
The professor allegedly phoned the cops after the students arrived late for class and refused to leave the room despite the professor's request.
According to the TikTok post, one left the classroom after saying the students "paid to be here," referring to tuition in exchange for their GSU education, and later returned with two armed campus police officers.
One of the policemen, according to Blake, took one of the student’s "things and tried to physically remove them [the late students] from the room."
According to Blake's version of the incident, they were then allegedly told that if they didn't leave the classroom, they would be prosecuted with trespassing.
The college's Department of Student Life later notified the two tardy students that their episode with Gray wasn't the first time police had been called on students for something illogical, according to Blake.
"We've seen the police militarized against Black folks time and time again," Blake stated in the video. "It is absolutely ridiculous and hazardous to call the cops on two pupils for being two minutes late to class."
Blake said the two students cried and were "terrified" when they considered what might have happened to them after the incident.
According to CBS46, Gray is no longer teaching in-person classes at GSU at this time.