ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Campus police are trying to track down whoever is behind a couple of sexually explicit emails sent to a University of New Mexico English instructor last week.
"At first he thought it was spam 'cause that happens, but then when he got the second one that made him a little more leery," police Lt. Tim Stump told KRQE News 13.
According to the police report the second email referred to the teacher by his middle name and in addition to sexually explicit acts the sender emailed something to the effect of "really going to enjoy this class."
"That teacher felt harassed and felt it might be a student, maybe somebody within the university," Stump said adding, "It made him uncomfortable, made him nervous."
It was concerning enough that he felt uncomfortable going to work not knowing if whoever wrote it was serious or joking around.
A UNM spokesperson told News 13 the teacher contacted his boss to report the emails and was offered support and follow up.
The instructor was then directed to file a police report, which he did last week.
"Right now what we're waiting for is (Information Technologies) to see if we can pull the emails," Stump said. "One of them he had deleted, and the other one, it was from a Gmail address, so we're trying to pull where it might have come from."
If it turns out it is a student behind the emails, he or she could face discipline from the university as well as potential criminal charges.
UNM said after reporting the emails the teacher feels more at ease and comfortable with being in the classroom.
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