Making Ends Meet? –
Nov. 17, 2019 – “The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is a top priority, and we continue to cooperate with authorities,” she said. It was not clear whether the chemical smell in the school building had prompted the investigation by law enforcement. Ms. Hall referred questions about whether the instructors were making meth on campus to the sheriff’s department. Sheriff Jason C. Watson did not respond to a request for comment on Sunday. Professors Bateman and Rowland could not immediately be reached on Sunday. Their court appearances are pending, according to the sheriff’s department.
In April, Professor Bateman was honored by the school for 10 years of employment there, according to the university. The arrests called to mind the wildly popular “Breaking Bad” series, which ran from 2008 to 2015. The drama followed Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher played by Bryan Cranston who becomes an Albuquerque, N.M., drug lord when he can’t afford his cancer treatments.