News / 

SIU engineering professor charged in fight with student

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 9, 2015 at 2:10 a.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A Southern Illinois University engineering professor remains on unpaid leave and is not allowed on campus after being charged with battery in a fight with a student.

Alan J. Weston is accused of pushing 22-year-old senior Ryan Wynne in late April on the Carbondale campus. A Jackson County Circuit Court hearing is scheduled for next week.

University police reports obtained by the (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan (bit.ly/1Jw2J9G ) show that students in Weston's mechanical engineering class reported that he behaved strangely the day before the argument.

Witnesses say the dispute began during a class presentation and escalated after Weston instructed the student to accompany him to the engineering dean's office.

Another professor said that Wynne responded to being shoved by pushing his teacher over a desk before campus police were summoned.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast