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A Black college professor called the police on two Black students for arriving to class late at Perimeter College at Georgia State University, prompting outrage from the students' peers on TikTok.

TikTok creator and college student Bria Blake posted about the incident on Wednesday evening. In the video, which has over 116,000 likes, she says two of her classmates, known as Taylor and Kamryn, were two minutes late to an English class.

The professor, whom Blake names as Carissa Gray, asked them to leave because they were late. Gray did not immediately respond to download video tiktok tanpa wm NBC News' request for comment. Taylor and Kamryn were not immediately available for comment. Blake also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Georgia State University said it is "looking into the situation."

"We are looking into this matter and how it was handled by the faculty member. Campus police arrived after being called by the faculty member and immediately de-escalated the situation between the students and faculty member," the school said in a statement. "Clearly, no crime had been committed so there were no arrests."

According to Blake's retelling, Taylor said that they as students "paid to be here" and refused to leave. Gray then left the room and returned with two armed police officers, Blake said.

George State University Campus Police and the Major of Police Operations at the Perimeter Campus did not immediately respond to NBC News' request for comment.

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