KENT, Ohio (WKBN) – A professor at Kent State University is under investigation for possible ties to ISIS, according to multiple news reports.
According to KentWired, that professor is Julio Pino, an associate history professor at the main campus. He denied the allegations.
“Everything that I have done, as far as I know, including what my lawyers have told me is perfectly legal. I have not broken the law. I do not advocate that anyone breaks the law, so I stand by that statement,” Pino told KentWired in an interview.
The FBI confirmed to WKBN that an investigation is underway at Kent State but released no further details of its investigation.
Kent State University spokesman Eric Mansfield said the university is cooperating with the FBI.
“The FBI has assured Kent State that there is no threat to campus,” he said via email Tuesday night.
Mansfield said he could not comment on the particulars of the investigation.
According to Kent State’s website, Pino specializes in Latin American history and the third world, and his current research project is a study of nineteenth-century African Muslim slaves and free persons in Brazil.