A viral video of a screaming professor at Tennessee State University has the professor no longer professing. And now, he has something to really yell about, because he’s out of a job.
The video shows the professor kicking a kid in class in a very alarming way.
“I said, ‘What is your name?’” the professor demands to know of the student, before tossing him from the classroom. “Out of here. Get out. You are failing this course, whatever your name is. Out, out, out, out!”
Apparently, this is just the one that was captured on someone’s phone. It allegedly was actually fairly commonplace for this guy.
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The professor, Robert Evins Pickard, released a statement apologizing for the incident.
“I deeply regret what happened in class,” the statement read, via WSMV. “I lost my temper and did something I should never have done. I have been under pressure lately, and I have been frustrated with students who pay attention to their cellphones and laptops, then wonder why they get low grades.
“But that does not excuse my behavior. I apologized to the students and offered my resignation. I am now retired, as I had planned anyway. Please respect my privacy; it is over now.”
The school released a statement of its own, too.
“TSU does not tolerate unprofessional behavior in its classrooms or otherwise directed at students,” the university said. “The university is committed to providing a healthy and positive academic environment for all students. This incident runs afoul of the standard of behavior we expect from those charged with teaching and serving as role models for our students.”
The school has also said that Pickard is no longer employed there.
Tennessee State is located in Nashville.