John Froiland, an assistant professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, was arrested last week after being accused of beating his wife and locking their 10-year-old son in a dog cage, they report. local media.
The 48-year-old teacher was accused of domestic assault, intimidation, interference in the reporting of a crime, among others. He belonged to the Faculty of Education and taught educational psychology and learning and motivation, agree the student newspaper The Exponent.
On November 10, Froiland confronted his wife when she came home from shopping and was angry that he did not know where she had been all day. According to the woman, Froiland struck her with the wooden legs of a rocking chair, in full view of her son, whom put in a cage for dogs.
The man took his partner’s cell phone so that he could not notify the authorities. However, she was able to escape with the child and finally asked for help. The officer who responded to the case assures that the victim had arms covered in bruises.
Froiland was booked into the Tippecanoe County Jail last Wednesday, but was later released after posting a $ 500 bond. Purdue University put it in “paid administrative leave” and police records show that he has been banned from campus for one year.
The institution already has replaced it in the classes he taught. His students they confessed feeling “irritated”, “angry” and “disgusted” with the news, while the teachers and assistants who worked with him were taken by surprise at the accusations. “None of us could have imagined that something like this could have happened. If any of us had seen something, we would have reported it immediately,” stressed one of them.