A Ball State professor called campus police after a student declined to switch seats during a Tuesday morning marketing class.
A Twitter video shows two campus officers in professor Shaheen Borna’s classroom. Sultan Benson, a Ball State senior from Chicago, identified himself as the student in question in the viral video clip.
He said they have assigned seats, but that someone else was in his seat and decided not to make a big deal about it and sit in a different seat.
The professor called the police soon after.
In the video, students appear to come to the defense of the student by saying he did nothing wrong.
Benson, who is African American, believes he was “targeted” and treated differently because of his race