BOCA RATON (CBS4) – A video of a student in a class at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton going 'ballistic' has gone viral.
It happened Tuesday afternoon during a class on evolution. On the video, shot by a fellow student on their cell phone, Jonatha Carr lashes out at her professor and other students. She uses profanity and said things like "white people suck."
"She said will evolution will kill off black people or something like that," says Badal Patel who was sitting in the classroom.
"She didn't like the answer the professor gave her so she flipped on everybody," Patel told CBS4's Joan Murray.
Patel also described how Carr then pushed one classmate in the head.
"She nudged him and his glasses fell off. She came at him and said 'You raped my ancestors'."
Another professor heard the commotion and rushed to the classroom.
He's heard on the video saying "Get out of here!"
You can hear Carr snap back, "You get out of here."
Once outside, the campus police arrived and student Shelby Pelz saw what happened next. Pelz also captured the scene on cell phone video.
"When she first came out she looked crazed. I mean her eyes were literally crossed," says Pelz.
"As soon as cops showed up she pretended to faint and that's when she started cursing white people."
"She wasn't cooperating and the police tased her. The car shook and she shook."
On the drive to the county's Mental Health Center for treatment, officers said they had to stun Carr three times because she refused to cooperate and was acting wildly.
When officers arrived at the Mental Health Unit they said Carr refused to get out of the vehicle. They had to physically remove her from the car and take inside the building.
Just 24 hours earlier, a calm Carr was captured on CBS 4 helping to organize a bus trip to central Florida for a rally to support the family of Trayvon Martin the unarmed teenager who was shot to death allegedly by the head of the neighborhood Crime Watch.
CBS 4 reached the mother of Carr, who declined to comment on what may have triggered her daughter's outburst.
Carr is being psychologically evaluated.
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