Posted on March 21, 2012

FAU Student Caught on Camera Attacking Staff, Students

CBS 12 (Boca Raton), March 20, 2012

A Florida Atlantic University student from Coral Springs was caught on video threatening to kill her professor and several classmates.

{snip} The outburst was so violent, the student had to be removed from class by two FAU employees.

The incident occurred in the middle of an evolution class at FAU in Boca Raton. An outburst students say starts while Professor Steven Kajiura is reviewing for a midterm.

“They were talking about natural selection. They were talking about peacocks and how females choose their mates by their most feathers and the woman started asking about how that killed all black people,” said one FAU student.


“You better shut up before I kill you,” the student yelled to her professor on the video.

“It just seemed like it came out of nowhere.”


Seconds later, the girl walks past a row of students screaming and yelling, then smacks a male student in the head.

Shortly after, two FAU employees walk into class to try to restrain the student, but as seen in the video, she goes after them as well.

The student was identified as 24-year-old Jonatha Baraey Carr, of Coral Springs. She was taken to a local hospital and “Baker Acted” for a mental hold.

According to an FAU police report, Carr had to be Tased three times for failing to comply with police orders. Police also report she fought staff at South County Mental Health where she was taken.