A YouTube video created by Corban students was removed from the Internet after Campus Security and Student Life deemed it “inappropriate.”
“It had nothing to do with sex,” said Brenda Roth, dean of students, to correct any possible misunderstandings of the term “inappropriate” in a campus-wide email on April 14 “It had to do with something that … could have inferred campus violence.” The video was uploaded to YouTube on April 9.
According the Kyle Anthony, a student living in Davidson who saw the video before it was taken offline, the video was a parody of the game “Call of Duty.”
“The guys made a first-person shooter video with air soft guns, and remade the game almost,” he said.
“Someone could have thought there was a message,” Roth said. While Roth was sure the students involved did not intend harm, they did receive discipline involving “educational research.” The student videographers refused to comment.
Administrators became aware of the video after an alumnus called the school, said Roth.
“Corban is not in the game of looking for stuff to bust people for,” said Seth Elliott, executive manager of Campus Security. However, students making videos should be sure to think through the content before posting them. Elliott said students should avoid:
- Libelous content (lies that harm a person’s reputation)
- Exploitive videos
- Releasing private information about another person
- Anything hinting at violence on campus (guns, bombs, etc.).