UCF lecturer placed on leave after 'killing spree' reference

Dr. Hyung-il Jung made comment in front of 25 students

Published On: Apr 25 2013 03:11:32 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 25 2013 08:33:05 AM EDT
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ORLANDO, Fla. -

UCF officials have placed a lecturer on leave after a student reported that he made reference to a "killing spree" during a session last week.

According to a UCF representative, Dr. Hyung-il Jung's Hospitality Industry Financial Accounting class met Tuesday for an optional review session, and about 25 students attended.

UCF officials have spoken to Jung, who said he regrets making a reference to "a killing spree" during that session.  The context of the comment is not known.

Jung, however, will not be administering any of his final exams, and another faculty member will take his place, UCF said.

"Dr. Jung's comment to his class was completely inappropriate," said Chad Binette, UCF Director of News & Information. "Although most of his students interpreted the comment as a joke, we are pleased that one of them came forward and informed the university about it."

Officials said Jung has been placed on administrative leave while the university investigates what happened during the review session.

Jung is prohibited from coming to the Rosen College of Hospitality Management campus and from having any contact with students while on leave, UCF said.

UCF police also are investigating.