Feeds

Boffin channels god, scares students

Feel the rage!

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

A physics professor at a Louisiana university has been suspended and is being held for evaluation after allegedly flying into a fit of rage in front of his students.

Louis Houston, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette boffin, apparently let his emotions get the best of him during a Wednesday class. The professor is said to have slapped one student before claiming he was a god.

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

The students patiently waited for class to end and then called campus security about the incident. Houston was later taken to an in-patient treatment facility for a mental health check and suspended by the university. Students have complained about Houston's rants in the past, but the professor passed medical evaluations.

One student has filed charges against Houston, who faces one count of terrorizing and a count of battery. His bond has been set at $50,000.

It should be noted that the University's theme for this year's homecoming is "Feel the Rage!". ®

Related stories

Boffin hits it big with breast-enlarging ringtone
Brits design fly-eating autobot
UK 'nation of computer buffs'
BBC boffins trial Olympics by multicast

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen
Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal'
Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched
'I literally think about him every day' says biz baron's old friend
Flaming drone batteries ground commercial flight before takeoff
Passenger had Something To Declare, instead fiddled while plane burned
Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport
'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage
WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups
Mankind shuffles into the future, five fingers at a time
Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy
Apple's chief designer forgot one crucial point about overpriced bling
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.