FSU Computer Science Professor Facing Possible Suspension over Computer Science Hack
A FSU computer science professor who was accused of cyberbullying and making “false” claims against students has been accused of sexually assaulting and harassing a student.
The victim, who is a former FSU student, said in an interview that the FSU professor repeatedly harassed her in February 2017 and “physically, emotionally, and verbally abused her for weeks.”
The university confirmed in a statement to BuzzFeed News on Tuesday that the incident was brought to its attention by the victim’s former teacher and that it is “deeply troubling and disturbing.”
In her interview with BuzzFeed News, the victim said she was also subject to threats and harassment from FSU’s student government.
“I was really scared,” she said.
“They told me I could not be on campus anymore.
They told me they could do anything to me and my family.
They said they would do anything they wanted.”
The victim said that she told the school about the incidents but was ignored.
“There was no response from them,” she added.
“The only response was, ‘No, you don’t want to do this.
We’re not going to do anything.
We will get you out of here.'”
She said the school told her she was responsible for the incident, which took place in the spring of 2017, but said she wasn’t told about the consequences for violating student code of conduct.
“It was so vague that it just made me feel like there’s nothing I can do about it,” she told BuzzFeed News.
“And that was the worst part.”
The FSU Department of Human Resources said in a release to BuzzFeed that the department “continues to monitor this situation.”
The student said that her case is part of a larger trend.
“We are not getting enough attention from the university,” she explained.
“So we decided to write this article to show that we’re not alone.”
The report also claims that the university’s administration allowed the professor’s behavior to continue despite a student code violation in the fall of 2017 that was “caused by the lack of a proper reporting system” for alleged cyberbullies.
The report, which was sent to the FSSD last week, also states that the professor “misused a position of trust” and “tried to intimidate and silence” the victim.
The student, who said she has been harassed by the professor before, told BuzzFeed that she believes the university should discipline him.
“If I’m going to be in school and not getting a degree, I want to be able to be treated fairly,” she responded.
“That’s the bottom line.”