On Friday (November 15), two chemistry professors at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, were arrested after being accused of making methamphetamine in a university laboratory, according to The Washington Post

Associate professors Terry David Bateman and Bradley Allen Rowland have been on administrative leave since October 11 following an investigation into reports of a chemical odor in the university’s science center. Testing showed elevated levels of benzyl chloride, a chemical that can be used to make meth, in a lab. The building was closed for cleanup and reopened October 29, according to the Post.

“The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is a top priority, and we continue to cooperate with authorities,” says Tina Hall, the associate vice president of marketing and communications at Henderson State, in a statement, reports the The New York Times.

Bateman, the director of undergraduate...

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