Iowa President Makes a Gun Joke and Apologized to the Offended Staff Member

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

It was NOT the smartest thing to say:

According to The Iowa City Press-Citizen, Harreld made what he later described as “an inappropriate off-the-cuff remark” during a December 9 meeting of the university’s Staff Council, telling the assembly that any instructor who comes to class without a complete lesson plan “should be shot.”

The joke was delivered in response to a question from Sam Van Horne, a member of the Staff Council, who had asked Harreld to elaborate on a previous campus-wide message in which he had discussed ways to “better prepare new instructors for their important classroom responsibilities.”