Ball State students walkout after professor calls cops on student in class

Ball State students walkout after professor calls cops on student in class

Students at Ball State University in Indiana held a walkout on Tuesday to protest a professor who last week called police after a black student refused to change seats during class. The Jan. 21 confrontation between Prof. Shaheen Borna and Sultan Benson was caught on video and posted online. Video showed two campus officers entering the room and questioning Benson before removing him from class.

MEIJIN44 2 months

This was just stupid all around. A teacher asks you to move you move. it isn't hard. The teacher is a dickhead too. Calling the cops on someone for such a petty reason is dumb as hell. The kid trying to make it about race is a dumbfuck move as well. Stupid all around.

ConcealCarryProtect 2 months

Cops should have walked out too. Ridiculous.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 2 months

The priming effect. Expect racism, find racism.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 2 months

I'm sure Benson dindu nuffin.

Jason 2 months

Respect for authority is a trend amongst some communities.

Otis B Driftwood
Otis B Driftwood 2 months

If I'm a different faculty member at Ball State, I'm going to be pissed at this professor, because I'm now signed up for "sensitivity training". Thanks, jackass!

Seekster 2 months

I have had students refuse to go to their assigned seat. When that happens you call the office because they are disobedient. I don't know why you would call the cops unless that student is threatening you or your students and has the means to carry out that threat. Now granted this is a college class so the situation is quite different. In my humble opinion the student is paying to attend the class so they can sit wherever they damn well please so long as it is not disruptive to other students.

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 2 months

What a dumb reason to call the cops. Jeeze, whats the male version of a Karen?

Andre Gerard
Andre Gerard 2 months

Pretty sure there is more to it than just the professor asking the student to change seats. Either some previous, or we aren't getting the full story. Also the student making it instantly about race and insinuating that he is now in danger of cop brutality makes me believe that student was looking for trouble!

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 2 months

The professor should have canceled class and walked out. Do waste time “reasoning” with this segment of our population.

Fin 2 months

N ppl bust on young men n women in colleges... Well done kid.. Exercised ur rights did so respectfully n stood up to a class room despot... Think about law school..

david dindu
david dindu 2 months

if that professor had a gun things would be different

Apache helicopter
Apache helicopter 2 months

I've taught toddlers, kids and dreadful teens.. there are literally 200 ways to the moon to punish lack of discipline : cancelling class, suspension, etc.. never crossed my mind calling the cops..

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