The incident that occurred Monday was unfortunate. Although I do not remember what happened, I have been told that I may have caused distress among my students during Monday's class. For this I am truly sorry.
I believe that, during the semester, some of my words may have been taken literally and hence misinterpreted. I assure you that in these cases I was merely presenting philosophical dilemmas and nothing more.
Your education and well-being is and always has been my number one priority. So at this point it seems best that another instructor take over this class for the remainder of the semester.
I would like to thank all of you for the support and concern that you have expressed during the past few days and I wish you much success in this class and in all future academic pursuits.
John D. McCarthy
The mystery continues. Any Spartans out there with any inside information, please share in the comments. We must know more.