BSU professor who called police on student will not teach for ‘remainder of the semester’

Ball State University said Wednesday that marketing professor Shaheen Borna “will not be teaching in classes for the remainder of the semester.”

Borna called police Jan. 21 after Ball State senior Sultan Benson refused to switch seats during class.

The university and the professor previously have declined to talk about the incident.

A minute-long video clip of two University Police Department officers entering the classroom and questioning the student went viral within hours.

After the clip went viral, hundreds of BSU students rallied in support of the student.

The student body called on school leaders to punish Borna for violating the code of conduct, specifically falsely reporting an emergency.