July 31, 2011
Casual References to Violence Bring Serious Consequences for College Instructors
Like airports, college campuses have become places where one can get a lot of negative attention by making any reference—no matter how offhand or joking—to having or intending to use a weapon.
Such is the lesson learned the hard way by a Widener University law professor who was banned from campus in December after he hypothetically discussed shooting his dean in a criminal-law class. Similarly, a University of Oregon instructor lost his job for a May incident in which,