KENT, OH – A Kent State University associate professor is allegedly being investigated for reported ties to ISIS.
Julio Pino, an associate history professor, is under investigation by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. According to KentWired.com, he has been under investigation for a year and a half, specifically by a joint terrorism task force. Faculty members as well as students have been interviewed. The published report also states that Pino has allegedly tried to recruit students to join ISIS.
Fox 8 contacted Kent State University about the report, and spokesman Eric Mansfield tells us:
Kent State is fully cooperating with the FBI. As this is an ongoing investigation, we will have no further comment. The FBI has assured Kent State that there is no threat to campus.
The Cleveland Division of the FBI confirms that there is an investigation, but that “it is in regards to an ongoing investigation therefore, additional information cannot be provided at this time.”