WBTV3 from Salibury, NC reports,
The video was shot on the student’s cell phone as it sits on a desk, staring up at the fluorescent light on the ceiling, capturing the often out of control conversation between the teacher and several students. When one student begins criticizing President Obama, the teacher seems to go on the defensive, telling the student at one point that he can be arrested for being critical of the President.
On Tuesday WBTV contacted the Rowan Salisbury School System about the video. Public Information Officer Rita Foil said she was not aware of it. The video was forwarded to Foil. On Thursday the video was discussed on WSTP Radio, generating several angry calls over the teacher’s handling of the situation. An article in the Salisbury Post by Sarah Campbell brought more attention, and when the Post article was spotted by several on line news organizations, including the Drudge Report, the incident got national attention.