Monday, April 04, 2011

Shutting A Student's Laptop in Class = Assult?

There gotta be more to this story ... Professor Arrested for Shutting Student's Laptop in Class:
Frank Rybicki is an assistant professor in the Mass Media department at Valdosta State University. Last week, he was arrested for his behavior in class. For assault. What heinous crime led to his jailing?
The altercation occurred when Dr. Rybicki allegedly closed a laptop computer on the hands of a student...

Dr. Rybicki closed the laptop because he thought the student was on non-class related websites. The student began to argue with Dr. Rybicki about closing the laptop and about the websites she visited while in class.
Yes, he closed the laptop of a student who was slacking off in class, and that student pressed assault charges against him, and he was literally arrested, and now he's suspended, and the police have ordered students in the class "not to talk to anybody about the incident," and the university is taking it all very seriously. Meanwhile all of the student feedback on the school paper's website is in support of the teacher.

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