Controversy over the removal of Bria Perkins from her Miss Fayetteville State University position is causing concern inside the Fayetteville community.

The university also noted the student privacy laws at Fayetteville prohibit officials from commenting any further, and it did not go well with students.

The decision led to a firestorm of comments:

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Arabhis Nicholson started a change.org petition to find out the answer to Miss Fayetteville State’s removal.

Nicholson’s petition already has 532 signatures:

A Fayetteville email was received by all students with a statement, saying:

“Miss Bria Perkins is no longer serving as Miss Fayetteville State University. Fayetteville State University believes this is in the best interest of the university and its students.”

However, based off of the students’ reaction, it seems the decision was a one-sided decision without the input of the students.

The student body, as well as Bria Perkins, requested a reasoning behind her removal to no avail. Her removal from office prompted Fayetteville students to start the hashtag #BringBriaBack on Twitter, where they began to release their thoughts.

Monday morning students began to rally on campus chanting, “Regain Bria!” and have began circulating a petition around on campus with the end intent of reinstating Perkins as Queen.

According to the Miss Fayetteville State University contract, in the event that anything was to alter in Miss Fayetteville State University’s status or a violation of school policy, the crown will be removed and presented to the first runner-up.

Fayetteville student Janee Sanders emailed FSU administration stating:

“…we have gathered that is under false allegations with no evidence and without the vote of the students who support and put her in her position.”

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Kyle Kidd-Buckner is a 21-year-old, Graduating Senior Mass Communication major from Los Angeles, CA with emphasis in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Political Science at Jackson State University. He is a proud brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. initiated Spring 2017 into the Delta Phi Chapter where he serves as Associate Editor of The Sphinx. Spring of 2017, Kyle was appointed to the position of Executive President for the Campus Activities Board for the 2017-2018 Academic School year completing his tenure January 2018. He has served as an Author for HBCUBuzz and Collegiate Sports Editor of Black Beat Sports with stories also featured in 7 Hues Magazine and DoerHouse LLC. He currently interns at The Meme Agency as a Public Relations Intern and BYOBSociety as a Marketing Intern and serves as Managing Editor for Watch The Yard. Kyle aims to become a expert in all things media. He was the 2016 National Conference on Student Leadership Scholarship Recipient representing Jackson State in Orlando, FL. Kyle recently Co-Author his first book, "Grown and Gone" a book created to assist high school seniors with their transition into their first independent year as college student. Kyle lives by the life mantra, "I trust the next chapter, because I know the Author..."