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Professor Banned for Saying He'd Shoot Students

September 26, 2019

Wagner College banned an associate professor of psychology from campus indefinitely for making threatening remarks against students, according to The website, which identified the professor as Richard Brower, reported that he told students in one class of their peers in another class, “If I had a gun, I would shoot every one of them in the head.”

Wagner sent a notice to students Wednesday, saying, “According to the accounts of several students, a professor made disturbing remarks of a violent nature yesterday afternoon during a class.” The college said it took immediate action to escort the professor off campus, suspend him and bar him from returning. A local police spokesperson confirmed that authorities are investigating. Brower did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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