Politics

Video: Teacher Fights Student Over President Obama

| by Michael Allen

Last Monday, a high school student at North Rowan High School in Spencer, North Carolina, engaged his social studies teacher in a verbal fight about the two leading presidential candidates. 

The argument started after the unnamed teacher presented her “fact of the day” about Mitt Romney being a bully back in high school. The unnamed male student then claimed that President Obama had also been a bully.

During the 10-minute verbal exchange, which was recorded (video below), the teacher accused the student of disrespecting President Obama and added that the boy could be jailed for speaking ill of the president.

The school district is not releasing the name of the teacher, who has not been suspended or faced disciplinary action.

A statement from the school was released at the end of last week to the Salisbury Post read in part: “The Rowan-Salisbury School System expects all students and employees to be respectful in the school environment and for all teachers to maintain their professionalism in the classroom. This incident should serve as an education for all teachers to stop and reflect on their interaction with students. Due to personnel and student confidentiality, we cannot discuss the matter publicly.”