ABILENE, TX – After a Hardin Simmons student was under fire for a “deeply disappointing” Tik Tok video, the university has announced she is no longer enrolled in the university. To see the controversial video clink the following link: University Responds After Student Posts Racial Tik Tok Video
According to KTXS, on Wednesday university officials stated “the message shared by this student is not reflective of the Christian values of our institution.” They also stated they were “actively investigating and taking decisive action.”
No details were released regarding the disciplinary actions regarding the student, but she will no longer attend Hardin Simmons. The school explained it received complaints from multiple students indicating the former’s student message was not “reflective of HSU.”
“As citizens, we have certain rights of freedom of speech in public forums, “said Dr, Eric Bruntmyer, University President. "However, within the HSU community, that right is always linked with our responsibility as Christians, as well as inherent responsibility for the consequences of our words and our actions.”
"At Hardin-Simmons, we believe and practice unity through loving our neighbor as ourselves and treating all people equally with profound respect," Bruntmyer said. "Hate speech or racist comments by anyone are completely unacceptable and we do not want to condone behavior that questions people’s worth, their value, their dignity, or their equality."