A local university has confirmed it’s investigating what it’s calling a “disturbing video” involving a student-athlete.
The subject of the school’s investigation is seen in the video sitting down in a wheelchair. He then gets up and pushes it down a flight of stairs at an Erie bar.
According to the time stamp on a video that’s gone viral online, it happened just after 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night.
Mercyhurst University posted the following statement on Twitter:
“Late this afternoon, Mercyhurst University became aware of a disturbing video in which one of our student-athletes is seen pushing an unoccupied wheelchair down a flight of stairs at a local establishment. Our Office of Student Conduct and the Department of Police and Safety are investigating.”
The video can be viewed below: