GALVESTON, Texas – A Texas A&M professor failed an entire class, calling his students “a disgrace to the school” in a fiery email that said he had reached a “breaking point.”
Professor Irwin Horwitz told students in his Strategic Management class on the Galveston campus of Texas A&M University that “enough was enough” and that they lacked the maturity level to enter the workforce, according to NBC affiliate KPRC.
“Yesterday I reached the breaking point,” Horwitz said. “I was dealing with cheating, dealing with individuals swearing at me both in and out of class, it got to the point that the school had to put security guards at that class and another class.”
Stunned students told KPRC they were shocked. Calling the allegations “ridiculous” senior John Shaw said he was worried the move would mess up the job he has lined up for after graduation.
While making it clear they respected Horwitz, Dr. Patrick Louchouarn, the vice president of Academic affairs said they would not be backing the blanket failure.
“None of them have failed until the end of the class, meaning the only reason a student would fail because he or she has not performed the expectations for that particular class,” he told KPRC.
Texas A&M spokesman Shane Hinckley told the Houston Chronicle that no action had been taken regarding Horwitz’s employment.