‘Happiness’ Purdue Psychiatry Professor Reportedly Locked Son in Dog Crate and Beaten Wife
Purdue University psychology professor specializing in “positive emotions” and “parental involvement” arrested for allegedly beating his wife in front of his 10-year-old son, who was locked in a dog crate .
Assistant Professor John Froiland was arrested last Wednesday at his home in Indiana on preliminary charges of domestic assault, intimidation, interference in a felony report, addict negligence and of criminal detention, according to the student newspaper Purdue. The exhibitor reported.
Police in West Lafayette, Indiana, said Froiland confronted his wife around 4:30 p.m. last Wednesday after his wife returned from a shopping spree. The teacher was upset that he didn’t know where his wife was all day and held her up against the wall, his wife told police.
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He then allegedly put a 10-year-old boy in a dog crate, which the student newspaper later identified as Froiland’s son. He then broke the leg of a wooden rocking chair and allegedly hit his wife on the arms as the child watched from the dog’s crate.
Froiland also allegedly took his wife’s phone so that she could not call the police, according to the police.
The police, however, eventually responded to the house. An officer who responded reported that the woman’s arms were covered with red and purple markings and bruises, Deputy Chief Terry Ruley told the exhibitor.
Froiland was later arrested and released on $ 500 bail, the outlet reported. School officials announced on Monday that Froiland had been placed on “paid administrative leave” following the alleged domestic battery.
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Purdue University spokesman Tim Doty did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment regarding how long the professor will be on paid leave. The exhibitor reported that he was banned from campus for a year.
Froiland “studies parental autonomy and kinship support, the involvement of parents from preschool to high school, teacher-student relationships, intrinsic motivation to learn, student engagement, happiness and psychology interventions positive, “according to his Purdue faculty biography.
“He has developed an intervention that strengthens parent-child communication promoting autonomy, positive emotions towards learning and intrinsic motivation to learn in elementary school students”, continues his biography.
Froiland’s students were also greeted in class this week by a department head at the College of Education to address concerns about the professor and their schedule for the remaining semester.
“Everything you are feeling is normal and I share all of these emotions. If you wish, describe in a nutshell how you are feeling right now,” Ayse Ciftci told the class.
The students said they felt “irritated”, “angry” and “disgusted”.
“None of us could have imagined that something like this could have happened,” added Ala Samarapungavan, an education teacher. “If any of us had seen something, we would have reported it right away.”
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“He worked here for many years. It was not planned,” said Helen Patrick, another education teacher. “Nothing gave us the slightest pause to even wonder.”