Campus leaders at Florida State University are responding to a racist comment posted to the mobile video-sharing app Vine.
The six-second video came from the Vine account of FSU student Mandy Thurston and showed a group of students outside the Oglesby Union participating in Market Wednesday, a weekly event where student organizations can set up tables and showcase themselves.
The caption with the video compared FSU to Florida A&M University, which is a historically black university in Tallahassee.
The university issued a statement to students the following day, emphasizing that the school has no tolerance for racist speech in any form and that an investigation would be launched.
"Florida State University is proud to be a diverse community with a longstanding tradition of respect for the dignity and worth of each person," the statement read.
Thurston told the Tallahassee Democrat that her social media accounts were hacked and she has since filed a report with the FSU Police Department.
If it turns out her accounts were hacked, the perpetrator could be facing a second-degree felony for unlawful access to a computer.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun