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Breaking, breaking: Student in Florida evolution class threatens to kill prof, classmates

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Only some concrete stuff has emerged about this yet, so hold rumours:

Associate Professor Stephen M. Kajiura was reviewing with his evolution class in GS 120 for a midterm when FAU [Florida Atlantic University] student Jonatha Carr interrupted him: “How does evolution kill black people?” she asked. Kajiura attempted to explain that evolution doesn’t kill anyone.

And then, Carr became violent.

A fellow classmate, Rachel Bustamante, was sitting behind Carr prior to her outburst and noticed she had been avoiding looking at the professor until 11:35 a.m. — that’s when she snapped. The classmate reported that Kajiura was discussing attraction between peacocks when Carr raised her hand to ask her question about evolution. She asked it four times, and became increasingly upset each time Kajiura’s answer failed to satisfy her.- “FAU student threatens to kill professor and classmates” ( FAU University Press Beta, March 20, 2012)

Update: Student Tased From Hugo Gye, “’I will kill the f*** out of you’:  Student’s death threats to professor in evolution class” Daily Mail, March 21, 2012:

A Florida student was Tased and taken to hospital after issuing death threats during a foul-mouthed rant in the middle of a class on evolution. [More YouTube]

Some sources suggest that she was distraught over the recent murder of Trayvon Martin in Miami.

The stresses suffered by people of West Indian descent in the UK have been such as to render the proportion of them as patients in mental institutions inordinately high. What the stresses on African Americans in the US must be, doesn't bear thinking about. They actually have an immense gulag of privatised prisons (incarcerating a large majority of African Americans and Latinos), which former fact doubtless contributes significantly to the claim that it is the only country in the world where male rapes outnumber those on females. My first impression was that the girl had flipped psychotically, but even with all the screeching I didn't seem to hear quite note of derangement in her voice, I heard in that of an Aussie soldier recently returned from Vietnam, screaming at a Malaysian soldier. Yet the want of control seemed to have taken her over completely, which I should imagine, admittedly as a total layman, suggests serious mental derangement. Axel
Obviously she was supposed to be in anger management class. Joe
Was she for or against evolution? I don't think she's a creationist. She was all about identity/race there. if it had been a WHITE person it would be front page news. This shows Obama and the segregated politics of north america just aid hostile ethnic passions against the native people. I guess its just her and I hope she is helped and becomes a good American and citizen. Robert Byers
In response to the violence from the student in the evolution class being without self control, engaging in foul language, physical assault of other students and making actual death threats..many of the other students are smiling and laughing in an amused indifference...which is itself no less unsettling. Bantay
But the peacock thing was debunked wasn't it? John D

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