LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech University sent out a crime alert just after 8:00 p.m. Thursday for a case of sexual assault by a professor against a student.

According to the alert, the female student met with the professor alone inside a lab for academic purposes. The student said that during the meeting, the professor inappropriately touched her.

The professor was identified and steps were taken to prohibit his access to students and campus facilities, according to the alert.

The alert said Texas Tech is in the process of shutting down campus due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19.

Read the full alert by Texas Tech below:

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Texas Tech Police Department is giving a timely warning notice about a Sexual Assault (Forcible Fondling) which reportedly occurred at the Kinesiology Building today, March 26, 2020.

A female student reported meeting with a professor alone inside of a lab for academic purposes.  During the meeting, the professor was alleged to have fondled her breasts.

The professor has been identified and steps are being taken to prohibit his access to all students and campus facilities.

There does not appear to be an ongoing threat at this time.  Texas Tech University is currently implementing previously announced campus closure in response to COVID 19.