Professor suspended over hit man Facebook posting

February 26, 2010 9:12:33 AM PST
A professor at a northeastern Pennsylvania university says she's been suspended indefinitely for what she thought was a humorous posting on Facebook about hiring a hit man. East Stroudsburg University sociology professor Gloria Gadsden says she was suspended Wednesday because administrators thought she was making threats.

Gadsden says she jokingly referred to looking for a discreet hit man in one post and removed another comment that said she didn't want to kill any students but "Friday was a different story."

Gadsden says officials referred to the shooting at the University of Alabama-Huntsville earlier this month during the meeting.

A university spokesman wouldn't comment on Gadsden's claims, calling it a personnel matter.

East Stroudsburg is a state university in the Pocono Mountains.