(WBRZ) — BATON ROUGE – Southern University cautioned its students about the importance of maintaining a positive image on social media but stopped short of confirming any investigation into reports a high-ranking school official is seen on a sex tape with an underling.

The video was posted on a pornographic website but has since been removed. The video shows a woman and a man having sex with each other.

In a statement to WBRZ Tuesday evening, a campus officials called the video a “private” one that ended up being posted on the internet. In the statement, the university questioned whether the video being posted was done in malice and suggested a crime may have occurred with its posting.

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