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Indiana Professor Suspended After Calling The Police On A Student Who Refused To Move Seats

Marketing professor Shaheen Borna is suspended from teaching at Ball State University after calling the police on a student who declined to change seats in his class. Borna told the student, Sultan Benson, to move to another seat for no reason. When Benson refused to move seats, Borna called the police. Yahoo News has more details: 

In a series of Twitter messages at the time, Benson told NBC News that he usually sits in the front of the class but that another student was in his seat that day. So the professor told him to sit in the back of the class, "which was no problem for me," Benson said.
Benson said he was using a laptop that was plugged in and charging so he could follow a PowerPoint presentation.
Then, after another student left class, Borna told Benson to move to the student's seat.
"I asked him why [and] he wouldn't give me an answer," Benson said, adding that the professor gave him two options — move or have the police called.
In a video of the incident posted on Twitter, a responding officer can be heard telling Benson that he could either move or leave class. When the student asked why he had to switch seats, another officer asked whether he was being disruptive.
Other students can be heard saying "no" and "he hasn't done anything wrong."
Benson eventually left the classroom rather than move seats.

image via Yahoo News


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I totally agree with Andrew. Neatorama is supposed to be about Neat, fun, amusing and interesting articles and achievements. I come here to escape "news" such as that mentioned in this article. Please try harder.
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This sort of article isn't really part of the "Neat" aspect of "Neatorama". And the summary leaves out that it was a black student who "believes he was singled out in class because of his race, and that he feared for his safety when police were called", and that 'More than 100 faculty members signed a letter to the student newspaper “condemning the misuse of police in the classroom, calling out the institutional racism behind it, and telling you, our students, that we are with you.”' - quotes from https://triblive.com/news/world/ball-state-professor-suspended-for-calling-police-on-black-student/ .
Which makes it rather not neat.
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