- University of Central Florida accounting instructor Hyung-il Jung was placed on paid administrative leave for referencing "a killing spree" while talking to students.
- Jung made the remark during a Tuesday review session with 25 students for his class on accounting in the hospitality industry, and he has since expressed regret and said he intended it as a joke in reaction to students struggling with the material.
- In the wake of a scare last month when a former UCF student committed suicide before he could carry out a planned killing spree at the school, the university and its police department are taking Jung's remark very seriously and are currently conducting an investigation.
From the article:
... "The student who reported the comment to us interpreted it as a threat to her class, and we will always take any reported threat very seriously," the university said a statement issued on Thursday by Mr. Binette. "This is not an acceptable topic to joke about, particularly in light of recent events around the country and on our campus." ...