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tk13
10-14-2004, 09:05 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20041014/ap_on_fe_st/professor_removed_3

Physics Professor Goes on Rage in Class

Wed Oct 13,11:12 PM ET Strange News - AP

LAFAYETTE, La. - A University of Louisiana at Lafayette physics professor was banned from the campus Wednesday and taken to the coroner's office for evaluation after threatening his class, university officials said.

Student Kacie Spears said professor Louis Houston lost control right after class began Wednesday morning and was yelling obscenities.

"Then he told us if we got out of our seats he's gonna kill us. He went on the black board and wrote "911 now", so we were really in fear for our lives," Spears told KATC-TV.

Spears said Houston slapped a student and then told his class he was God.

After class ended, students left the room in Broussard Hall and someone called campus security.

Houston was taken to campus police to answer questions. Officials then evacuated Broussard Hall and canceled all classes there while police searched the building. University police contacted the FBI (news - web sites), State Police, and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department Intelligence Unit for assistance.

A bomb dog was also brought in to check for explosives, but nothing was found.

Spears said it wasn't the first time Houston had an outburst in class.

"He's always acted a little strange, he's yelled and cursed before, and this time we waited for it to stop, but it never did," Spears says.

Law enforcement officers transported Houston to the Lafayette Parish Coroner's Office to be evaluated for possible involuntary commitment to a mental health facility. In the meantime, Houston has been banned from the university's campus and his faculty duties have been suspended.

University officials said in a statement they would make a final decision about Houston's employment once a full investigation into the incident is complete.

Saulbadguy
10-14-2004, 09:13 PM
Gives new meaning to their mascots name...the "Ragin Cajuns"

Bob Dole
10-14-2004, 09:27 PM
Coroner's office?

Dartgod
10-14-2004, 09:30 PM
Don't you usually have to be dead to be taken to the coroner's office for "evaluation"?

Dartgod
10-14-2004, 09:30 PM
Coroner's office?
OK, so I wsn't the only one wondering about that.

Bob Dole
10-14-2004, 09:31 PM
Don't you usually have to be dead to be taken to the coroner's office for "evaluation"?

In most states.

But of course, most states have counties rather than parishes...

AirForceChief
10-14-2004, 09:38 PM
Reminds me of the Prof from Dangerfield's "Back To School"...ahhh, higher education.

Count Alex's Losses
10-14-2004, 09:53 PM
Something fishy is going on. I wonder if the students are being truthful. Sounds to me like a student mutiny.

LTownChief
10-14-2004, 09:54 PM
high school teachers get away with that kind of behavior on a daily basis. I guess the professional expectations of University professors is the main difference there.

KcMizzou
10-14-2004, 09:58 PM
Coroner's office?
No kidding... wtf?

tk13
10-14-2004, 10:04 PM
Something fishy is going on. I wonder if the students are being truthful. Sounds to me like a student mutiny.
I don't know, there's some pretty wild people out there teaching college classes, I could tell you a few stories of cussing, yelling, chalk-throwing type stuff... among other oddities.

Crush
10-14-2004, 10:42 PM
Don't you usually have to be dead to be taken to the coroner's office for "evaluation"?



Don't worry, he's already dead inside.

beavis
10-14-2004, 10:45 PM
I don't know, there's some pretty wild people out there teaching college classes, I could tell you a few stories of cussing, yelling, chalk-throwing type stuff... among other oddities.
Yeah, I wouldn't put a lot of my prof's in the "normal" category.

Miles
10-14-2004, 11:04 PM
In most states.

But of course, most states have counties rather than parishes...

Yeah I have pretty much given up on trying to figure out how things work here...

listopencil
10-14-2004, 11:08 PM
He probably got sick and tired of young Suzy Hanson answering every test question with,"Because God made it that way" and finally just snapped. Poor miserable bastard.

Phobia
10-14-2004, 11:08 PM
Somebody please update the thread when the autopsy is completed.

roman gnome
10-15-2004, 12:19 AM
"transported Houston to the Lafayette Parish Coroner's Office"

Hahahahahaha..that should really help him.

poor stiff

Michael Michigan
10-15-2004, 01:03 AM
Reminds me of the Prof from Dangerfield's "Back To School"...ahhh, higher education.

Say IT!!! Say IT!!!

|Zach|
10-15-2004, 01:10 AM
Ince had a teacher that said he could get every girl in the room pregnant during a biology lecture

ENDelt260
10-15-2004, 11:55 AM
A University of Louisiana at Lafayette physics professor was banned from the campus Wednesday and taken to the coroner's office for evaluation

The coroner's office? I only skimmed the article... so, I must've missed the part where he died.

ENDelt260
10-15-2004, 11:55 AM
Reminds me of the Prof from Dangerfield's "Back To School"...ahhh, higher education.
"He really seems to care. About what I have no idea."

ENDelt260
10-15-2004, 11:57 AM
So... uh, has anyone mentioned how odd it is that he was taken to the coroner's office?

Ghostof
10-15-2004, 12:10 PM
Hey, how weird is it that he was taken to the coroners office.


Talk about passing your problems onto someone else.


"Good morning Bob, we got another looney for you to keep company til we figure out what to do with him."

"Um, this is a coroners office....WTF...not a county jail or a mental asylum."

"Thats ok, just dont let him touch the scalpels and there wont be a problem. I gotta go, Krispy Kreme is having their day-old donut sale, bye."



So crazy outbursts get to go to the coroners office....where do the murderers go to???

ROYC75
10-15-2004, 12:25 PM
Somebody please update the thread when the autopsy is completed.

Heh heh, the coroners office is a cover up, it's really some mad doctor office set up in the back , I mean Halloween is coming, right ?

R&GHomer
10-15-2004, 12:55 PM
high school teachers get away with that kind of behavior on a daily basis. I guess the professional expectations of University professors is the main difference there.


Not in my world they didn't. If anything, teachers aren't allowed to put the fear of God in our kids anymore. Not like when I was in school. Sister Rebbeca could smack a knuckle with the best of em.

Hell, I'm scarred for life just remembering one of the Nuns walking over me during nap time and I opened my eyes just in time to get an eye full of Old granny panties and varicose veins.

David.
10-15-2004, 01:47 PM
Not in my world they didn't. If anything, teachers aren't allowed to put the fear of God in our kids anymore. Not like when I was in school. Sister Rebbeca could smack a knuckle with the best of em.

Hell, I'm scarred for life just remembering one of the Nuns walking over me during nap time and I opened my eyes just in time to get an eye full of Old granny panties and varicose veins.

our elementary school allowed the principal to spank kids. They had to have parents permission, but they did it. :shrug:

Nightfyre
10-15-2004, 02:28 PM
our elementary school allowed the principal to spank kids. They had to have parents permission, but they did it. :shrug:
I have a problem with people of authority without them touching my ass.... I wouldn't take to this policy very well.

Wrasse
10-15-2004, 02:47 PM
our elementary school allowed the principal to spank kids. They had to have parents permission, but they did it. :shrug:
My high school allowed coaches to beat us (well anyone could really)...and they'd sometimes get a running start.

Didn't have to have any permission as well...the good ole days where you could beat the crap out of kids.

** had great academic grades but shoddy citizenship grades **

Phobia
10-15-2004, 02:50 PM
I have a problem with people of authority without them touching my ass.... I wouldn't take to this policy very well.

Well, if you would hurry and graduate elementary school, it wouldn't be a problem.

Nightfyre
10-15-2004, 02:51 PM
Well, if you would hurry and graduate elementary school, it wouldn't be a problem.
its true.