A female North Carolina high school teacher has been suspended with pay after she was heard on a video taken in a classroom shouting down a student for disrespecting President Obama.
The teacher’s name has not been released and an investigation is underway. The school is most likely protecting her identity and the reputation of the school principal for not taking action sooner.
No faces can be seen, but the arguments can be heard clearly as the student criticized President Obama over bullying in his autobiography “Dreams From My Father.” after the teacher brought up an incident that happened in Romney’s youth over clipping a suspected homosexual student’s hair.
“Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush?” the teacher fired back, telling the student, “you are not supposed to slander the president.”
“He’s just a man. Obama is no god,” the student said.
The student explained to the teacher that you can’t be arrested “unless you threaten the president.”
The teacher responded: “Let me tell you something … you will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.”
The teacher’s name has been released. She is social studies teacher Tanya Dixon Nealy.
“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,” the school said in a statement, published by the Post. “Due to personnel and student confidentiality, we cannot discuss the matter publicly.”