• Fri. Feb 3rd, 2023

Black college student arrested in class at Winston-Salem State University

By Herald Staff

A Black student was arrested in a classroom at Winston-Salem State University, a HBCU located in North Carolina.

According to the Winston-Salem Journal, 20-year-old student Leilla Hamoud was arrested in the classroom by campus police around 8:30 a.m. this past Wednesday.

During an Instagram Live video, which is now deleted, Hamoud went into further detail about the event.

Hamoud had written an essay that went along with a final group project. Her professor, Cynthia Villagomez, informed her that she had to rewrite the essay, but only let her know six hours before the group presentation.

Hamoud went to class to still participate in the group project since it was still a large percentage of her grade, but Villagomez and Hamoud got into a heated argument about the assignment.

This led to the professor demanding Hamoud to apologize to her or to leave the classroom. When Hamoud refused, another school employee called campus police, and Hamoud was placed under arrest.

Later that afternoon, Elwood L. Robinson released a statement about the incident that had occurred that morning.

Video of the incident: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRVtujXf/