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Professor wraps electrical cord around student's neck in class

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A junior college associate professor wrapped an electrical cord around a student's neck during a class as an "educational demonstration," police said Monday.

The incident took place at Tsu City College (Mie Tanki Daigaku) last December. The 46-year-old associate professor of Life Sciences was teaching a social worker training course when he suddenly wrapped an electrical cord from a PC around a female student's throat, TBS reported.

During police questioning, the man reportedly told investigators that he wanted to teach the students something about the unpredictable nature of life. The student said there was no warning or explanation beforehand, TBS reported.

The university says the associate professor in question is to be given a warning for conduct unbecoming.

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I'm just imagining the horror experienced by the student, as well as others who witnessed the incident.

Creepy ... I think this professor should be given a checkup regarding unpredictable nature of minds.

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Hey, I want to do this to students often. Don't want to hurt them mind, just wake them up from grinning at their laps in class (cellphones).

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Teachers that are good get respect from students. Those that do not know how to engage them should not be teaching.

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Of all the things he could've chosen to illustrate the unexpected nature of life, he chose to pretend to be a murderer...

That's not normal.

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It was an unforgettable lesson. I am sure that 90% of the students were sleeping but woke up. Professors are forced to used unusual techniques to wake up all the sleeping students.

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I'm just imagining the horror experienced by the student, as well as others who witnessed the incident.

Most probably she woke up from a nap on the desk.

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The student said there was no warning or explanation beforehand, TBS reported.

Wouldnt be unpredictable if he did right?

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I hope if he tries that again he gets an unpredictability lesson by being punched out by the audience.

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Although i dont agree with his methods at all. It is a valuable lesson. He should have just explained verbally that yeah you never know how a person may react in a situation. He could have used a dummy to demonstrate also. Never use a student, specially not a female student for that matter.

But yes the world is shocking and people should be aware that not everybody is stable. Look at all these random attacks we keep hearing about in the news. People should not be so nieve to let their guard completely down.

The teacher should be punished for poor conduct and he needs to talk to someone to find out if his true intention was education or not.

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What a bloody idiot!

I wonder if anyone in the audience tried to help................perhaps wishing for too much, if he tried this on some guy he might have ended kissing the concrete, clearly this idiot shud be IMMEDIATELY fired at the very least WTF!

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Say hello to Hello Work

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professor wrapped an electrical cord around a student’s neck during a class as an “educational demonstration,”

Hya. I think he was more likely trying to demo the MP Milligan and Hutchence thing.

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The fact she complained that there was no warning of this unpredictable act, indicates that the lesson had not been learned.

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Not enough info.... if he wrapped it tightly and pulled on it... then yes suspend him. If he wrapped it around loosley and did not pull it or say anything threatening then just tell him not to do it again. No one is perfect... we all make judgement mistakes every now and again.

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Agree with y3chome.

Pretty standard for any self-defence/MA/survival/military training course.

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would be hilarious though if he picked on the wrong student, maybe one trained in self defense etc. I would pay to see that.

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It"S ME

Agree with y3chome. Pretty standard for any self-defence/MA/survival/military training course.

And this is all fine and good if he was actually teaching a self defence or MA course but he was teaching a social worker training course not to mention he is a life sciences teacher not a trained MA instructor. It can be very dangerous to wrap a cord around someones neck even if you are just giving a demonstration.

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"Teachers that are good get respect from students. Those that do not know how to engage them should not be teaching."

It is any wonder that we have a hard time finding teachers who can "engage" students? Teacher's pay rules out many of the most bright and gifted presenters from becoming teachers. And the poor respect students give thanks to their spoiled undisciplined behavior makes it nearly impossible for even good teachers to keep their attention.

I don't agree with what this teacher did. But society should be shocked that teachers are having a hard time and that there are not enough brilliant teachers out there. If society wants high level teachers, it should pay for and encourage more quality people to choose teaching as a profession.

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Life can be dangerous if everything remotely "dangerous" is totally avoided.

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Cletus.

You are aware that it takes 3-4 minutes of continuos choking to kill someone. This ain't hollyweird or a movie.

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To borrow from a famous wascally cartoon character, what a maroon! He should have been suspended - by his belt for a while, you know, just to show the unpredictability of life.

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You'd think he could have come up with something else to use as an example of unpredictability... Mock strangulation is just a little extreme...

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Professional interactive learning at its best! Nice work nut case!

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It"S ME

Cletus. You are aware that it takes 3-4 minutes of continuos choking to kill someone. This ain't hollyweird or a movie.

And surely as someone who on numerous occasions has professed to be a MA expert war veteran and friend to many a military and police professional should know the ligature strangulation (i.e. using an implement) can lead to the victim becoming unconscious in as little as 10 - 15 seconds and that it can cause injury to the airways that cause swelling and difficulty breathing AFTER the chocking has stopped and that people have died from being strangled after the fact. Infact the US library of Medicine describes a patient who died 36 hours AFTER the strangulation due to delayed airway obstruction. So as l said previously not a good idea playing around choking someone as it can be deadly.

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Greapper1.

Might be extreme but it is the "shock/unexpected" value that teaches.

Granted he could have surprised her with a "Booo" out of the blue but the shock/adrenaline value is different.

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Watching some erotic asphyxiation videos, aren't' we now.

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@CactusJack Yeah that's it. Some real kinky stuff. Never really understood why women dig that sort of stuff.

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@Maria

he was just showing his afterwork hobby

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This is a strange story, and a definite lapse in judgment by the professor. However, I wish there was more information. I would like to know if the teacher had addressed the necessity for caution and the importance of staying calm in the midst of "craziness," leading up to this incident. Perhaps he felt his warnings hadn't reached his students, or he was intending to talk about this after surprising the class. It could be that he just had a nutty moment, but I feel like there's something more to this story considering the setting and the subject he was teaching.

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what a waste of news space who cares really

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Bet no one will sleep in this guy's class!

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What's the big deal?!

He sounds like a good teacher!

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It's one thing to wrap a cord around the neck, and another to actually pull it tight enough to cause physical discomfort. The former is a demonstration, the latter is battery. This article doesn't say how far the associate professor went. That said, if this truly WAS just to serve as a demonstration, he could have cleared it in advance with the student before class and it STILL would have had the desired effect on the rest of the class.

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I'm going to try it in my next class.

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Considering that in order to graduate - even if the student just attends all classes and sleeps threw them ... Graduation is guarenteed. So its possible, all his students were asleep - he did announce it, nobody can confim nor deny it then he did it to get them out of their catatonic stare ... Just thinking out loud here... Not necessarily true, but plausible.

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