GALVESTON, Texas — A professor in Texas reportedly tried to send a message to a class full of students whom he deemed too poorly behaved — by giving them all failing grades.
According to KPRC Irwin Horwitz, a management professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston, failed his entire class, sending them a fiery email that said they were a disgrace to the school and that he would no longer be teaching the course.
KPRC reported the professor made the move due to the students’ disrespect, backstabbing, lying and cheating.
“Enough was enough,” he told the station.
He said the students “couldn’t do some of the most simple and basic things they should have been able to do.”
John Shaw, one of the students who received the email, told KPRC, “I had never had a problem in the class. I thought I had done pretty well, done pretty well on the first test and then I get an email saying I am going to get an F in the class, it was overwhelming.”
However the university plans to overturn the professor’s action. The president of academic affairs at the university said his failing grades won’t stick.
The head of the department is expected to fill in for Horwitz for the remainder of the semester.
Dr. Horwitz spoke with WGN Morning News about his reasoning for the failures.