53-year-old Christopher Norris, a sociology professor at the University of Franklinville, has been fired and had his PhD revoked after showing one of his lecture classes the severed head of his mother who had been decapitated in a horrific car accident.
Allegedly, the 76-year-old woman collided with a semi-truck on the highway, which resulted in her vehicle sliding under the large 18-wheeler. Ultimately, she was decapitated and pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials allege that her son, Professor Norris, broke into the morgue where her body was being held and stole her severed head that was going to be reattached for her funeral. Norris was reportedly having a very difficult time dealing with his mother’s death and was in desperate need to see her again.
Documents indicate that Norris lived with his mother and has a long history of psychological disorders. It is not yet known why he decided to bring the unattached head of his dead mother with him to the university so he could show his students, but those who witnessed the incident have been left scarred by what they saw.
Allegedly, two students passed out when Professor Norris pulled the bloody head out of his briefcase, while another threw up in the aisle of the lecture hall. Other students believed the head was a fake prop until Norris pulled up images on the projector of the crime scene which depicted his mother’s lifeless body in the wreckage of the car accident.
One student sitting at the back of the class called the police and notified them that the professor was experiencing a mental breakdown and waving what appeared to be a severed head around the classroom. Within minutes, campus police arrived and apprehended Christopher Norris. All students present had to give a statement to officials.
Norris now faces several criminal charges alongside being let go from his position at the university. His lawyers are seeking a plea deal that will result in him being institutionalized for a short while.