KU Dean Apologizes For Joke About Turkey Incident

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

(Information in the following story is from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A University of Kansas School of Education dean has apologized for a crude joke about a turkey that was abused and killed at a fraternity house party earlier this month.

A woman in Indiana emailed three deans at the Lawrence campus after reading about the rented turkey being chased and choked before a student killed the bird to end its suffering.

The Kansas City Star reports one of the deans, Jim Lichtenberg, wrote an email making fun of the incident and including a slang term describing masturbation. Lichtenberg meant to send the email only to the other deans, but the Indiana woman also received it.

On Thursday, Lichtenberg sent the woman an apology saying he should never have written the email and calling it a ``personal and professional embarrassment.''

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