*Texas Tech officials are investigating after video of a young woman boasting about having COVID-19 while at an outdoor party went viral.
The woman not only proclaimed that she had the virus, but also the entire group of people around her in the shot. No one appeared to be wearing masks.
The Twitter user who posted the clip on Sept. 5, Taylor Smith, captioned it: “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*** off!”
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, fuck off! pic.twitter.com/8K3G85Zkxk
— taylor smith (@tayylorcsmith) September 5, 2020
Welp, social media got to work and the woman has since been identified as Alpha Phi sorority member Kaleigh Schmidt.
anywayyyyys went to hs with her and here’s some info to report this video cause everything that’s she’s been doing is not okay pic.twitter.com/JQd3wCT8XQ
— sarita (@bdtmwfi) September 8, 2020
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.
— TTU Dean of Students (@TTUDeanStudents) September 7, 2020
Schmidt has since deleted all of her social media, but at least one person has come to her defense, claiming her COVID-19 tests were negative and criticizing Taylor Smith for sharing and judging her video without all the facts.
I’m not saying partying during this time isn’t selfish af, but before you post something about someone you have no idea about, causing tons of people to tear her down personally, her covid tests were negative & you’re targeting one person when the whole town of LBK is doing it
— raegan rychlik (@rraeganrychlikk) September 6, 2020