COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) – A Texas A&M professor has promised to notify colleagues in the future before he re-enacts a Bible story in class that involves screaming about killing people.
The Nov. 23 outburst by Richard Stadelmann, a philosophy and religion professor, led a worried teacher in a nearby room to call police and led students in a neighboring classroom to take cover under their desks. Stadelmann was leading a religious studies class when he loudly slammed a door and began yelling about Jonah’s rage at God for not smiting the Assyrians.
Stadelmann, who is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), says he was into character and “genuinely angry.”
Police were called off when it became clear that nobody was in danger.