'My head is going to explode': Man says comment got him banned from Texas college



KENS 5 San Antonio

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 7:12 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- A former San Antonio College student said he was banned from campus after venting his frustration outside the president's office.

Russell Davenport, 55, said the school failed to process his family hardship claim in 2006, causing him to be placed on academic probation when he left school to care for his ailing mother.

Davenport shared his transcripts with the I-Team, which showed he carried a grade point average of between 3.5 and 3.8 throughout his time at San Antonio College.

"Getting help from your school is what you expect. To get what happened to me, I would never believe this is possible," said Davenport, who also claims he was charged for the two semesters he missed.

Davenport said that error caused him to default on his student loans.

He said he has made dozens of trips to SAC to get his transcripts straightened out, and tried to arrange a meeting with school administration when the incident happened.

"It shouldn't take six-and-a-half years to get something taken care of that should have happened in a weekend," said Davenport.

While waiting to meet with SAC's president in July 2012, Davenport remarked in front of an administrative assistant:

"I lay in bed at night in a puddle of sweat and it feels like my head is going to explode."

He said within minutes campus police escorted him from the building, took his picture and made him sign a criminal trespass warning.

According to the warning, which Davenport shared with WFAA sister station KENS 5, he could be charged with a Class B misdemeanor if he sets foot on campus.

A spokeswoman for SAC said the school believes Davenport's claims are inaccurate.

She confirmed he is no longer enrolled at SAC and campus police considered his remarks a legitimate threat.

Davenport said the defaulted loans caused his credit score to drop more than 200 points, preventing him from getting at least one job in computer engineering.