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Video shows college student bragging about having the coronavirus at a party

Texas Tech University is now investigating.

Sep 9, 2020, 10:25 am*

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A video of an apparent Texas Tech University student admitting that she has the coronavirus while at a party is making its rounds on social media.

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The video prompted the school to launch an investigation into the matter.

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“Everyone’s like, ‘Don’t you have COVID?’ ‘Don’t you literally have COVID?’” the girl says in the video. “Yes, I f*cking have COVID. The whole f*cking world has COVID.” 

She pans the camera over to show the party’s attendees and says, “All of these people have COVID. So stop getting on my tip, stop getting on my tip. Like, I’m having a good time.”



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The video was seemingly posted by the girl to her Snapchat story. Someone recorded a phone while the video played on it and posted that to social media, where it went viral.

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"What’s happening at Texas Tech. Side note, I do not know this girl but she was brave enough to post this for others to see! If you are selfish like this with no regards for others safety, f*ck off!" a Twitter user by the name of Taylor Smith wrote in a viral tweet featuring the video.

The young woman in question has yet to be identified.

Texas Tech’s Dean of Students addressed the video on Twitter. “We have received a report and are aware of a video related to COVID. The matter is being addressed by the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Conduct,” it wrote.

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Lawrence Schovanec, the president of the university, previously wrote a letter to the campus addressing those who were throwing parties. “Although our current number of active cases are about 1% of our university population, if this rise in positive cases continues, we are prepared to make significant adjustments to our plans. This move would go against everything we have worked so hard to provide in terms of an on-campus collegiate experience,” a portion of the letter read.

The Daily Dot has reached out to Texas Tech’s Dean of Student’s Office.

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*First Published: Sep 8, 2020, 6:42 pm