“We’re working backward from that,” Russell said.
In the meantime, FSU officials released a statement on the incident last Thursday:
Late yesterday evening (9/4/2013) an inappropriate social media message regarding students at Florida State University and Florida A & M University was brought to the attention of the University. Florida State has zero tolerance for “racist speech,” no matter which medium is used to communicate the message.
Florida State University is proud to be a diverse community with a longstanding tradition of respect for the dignity and worth of each person. We expect each member of our community to embrace the values of civility and ethical conduct and demonstrate respect for others and ourselves.
If Thurston’s allegation is true, “then that person would be facing some serious charges,” Russell added.