- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - A Southern Illinois University professor has been arrested in the suspected battery of a 22-year-old student.

An associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes Department was arrested last week.

The school’s police chief, Benjamin Newman, said the altercation took place outside a classroom in an engineering building. The student didn’t suffer injuries that required medical attention.

The 54-year-old faculty member has posted a $160 cash bond. A representative with the school has declined to comment on the incident, citing personnel privacy.

Newman said the case has been referred to the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office. A message seeking comment from State’s Attorney Michael Carr was left Monday by the Southern Illinoisan.

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