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Posted: 10/15/2004 4:52:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 4:56:05 AM EDT by 95thFoot]
...but maybe the students should be?

Physics Professor Goes on Rage in Class

Wed Oct 13,11:12 PM ET

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, 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.

Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:54:16 AM EDT
Sounds like he's off his meds.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:57:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tcsd1236:
Sounds like he's off his meds rocker.

Fixed it fer ya...
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:00:32 AM EDT
Man, his crazy is showing.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:01:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:

Originally Posted By tcsd1236:
Sounds like he's off his meds rocker.

Fixed it fer ya...

Same thing.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:01:59 AM EDT
teacher goes nuts. no harm no foul.

check him out
kids drive me nuts sometimes.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:02:12 AM EDT
I had a techer flip out when someone questioned her praising of Micheal Jackson
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:04:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I had a techer flip out when someone questioned her praising of Micheal Jackson

Do go on.....
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:10:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:
.... and taken to the coroner's office for evaluation

CORONER ???hinking.gif
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:11:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 5:12:29 AM EDT by lawsec]
We had a teacher go nuts during an English class back in high school. We knew she was off, but we didn't have any idea of how much. We figured out that she had OCD, but we didn't know how bad it was.

She would freak out ANYTIME she heard an electronic watch. You know how they can be set to beep on the hour and half hour? She would come totally unglued if she heard a watch do that during class. We wanted her gone because there wasn't any real teaching going on, so we did an experiment.

Before class, all of us with electronic watches synched them. We set the alarms to go off on all of them 10 minutes into class.

When those watches went off, she stood straight up, screamed bloody murder, and ran screaming out of the class - and down the hall - and out of the building - into the parking lot - into her car. She sat screaming in her car for about 10 minutes.

Even with that evidence and testimony from the other teachers in the building, nothing was done about her. I hear she is STILL teaching there today. However, that entire class was allowed to transfer to another instructor.

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