Student response to the video was swift, with multiple people tagging the Twitter accounts for UNT President Neal Smatresk and the school’s social account.
The school’s verified account responded to one tweet: “We are aware of the video and are actively investigating the matter. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.” Students have been asking for updates ever since.
UNT police were still investigating the incident Friday, university spokeswoman Leigh Anne Gullett said.
“All UNT students are held to our student code of conduct, and we expect the UNT community to represent our values of respect and compassion,” the school said in a written statement.
While UNT’s Code of Student Conduct has no specific clause on assault by bodily fluids, the offense could fall into a broader category such as harassment. Penalties for violating the code can range from warnings to expulsion, depending on the violation.