• U.S.
  • Education

This Texas Professor Failed an Entire Class in One Scathing Email

1 minute read

A professor at Texas A&M University in Galveston informed an entire class in a blistering email that they would all receive a failing grade for the semester.

Management professor Irwin Horwitz wrote in the email that he had reached a “breaking point” with his students, NBC local affiliate KPRC reports, and that their behavior was the worst he had seen in 20 years of teaching.

“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,” Horwitz wrote in a mass email to his Strategic Management class.

Several shocked students protested the collective grading scheme and university officials told KPRC that they would overturn the professor’s decision.


These Kids Want to Show You Their Favorite Toys

Ralf, 4, Riga, Latvia
Ralf, 4 Riga, LatviaGabriele Galimberti—INSTITUTE
Allenah, 4, El Nido, Philippines
Allenah, 4 El Nido, PhilippinesGabriele Galimberti—INSTITUTE
Maudy, 3, Kalulushi, Zambia
Maudy, 3 Kalulushi, ZambiaGabriele Galimberti—INSTITUTE
Watcharapon, 3, Bangkok, Thailand
Watcharapon, 3 Bangkok, ThailandGabriele Galimberti—INSTITUTE
Reania, 3, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reania, 5 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaGabriele Galimberti—INSTITUTE
Pavel, 5, Kiev, Ukraine
Pavel, 5 Kiev, UkraineGabriele Galimberti—INSTITUTE
Bethsaida, 6, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Bethsaida, 6 Port-au-Prince, HaitiGabriele Galimberti—INSTITUTE
Julia, 3, Tirana, Albania
Julia, 3 Tirana, AlbaniaGabriele Galimberti—INSTITUTE
Abel, 4, Nopaltepec, Mexico
Abel, 4 Nopaltepec, MexicoGabriele Galimberti—INSTITUTE
Shotaro, 5, Tokyo, Japan
Shotaro, 5 Tokyo, JapanGabriele Galimberti—INSTITUTE
Noel, 5, South Dallas, Texas
Noel, 5 South Dallas, TexasGabriele Galimberti—INSTITUTE
Roxane, 5, Paris, France
Roxane, 5 Paris, FranceGabriele Galimberti—INSTITUTE

More Must-Reads From TIME

Contact us at letters@time.com