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Student Criticizes Obama, Gets Yelled at by Teacher

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A North Carolina high school student who spoke critically of President Obama, and was yelled at by his teacher, defended his criticisms.

Hunter Rogers was on Fox News and spoke about the video he recorded of his teacher yelling at him after he questioned whether President Obama had also been a bully in high school. Rogers’ class was initially discussing an article by the Washington Post alleging GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney was a bully while in high school. In the video, the teacher can be heard yelling at Rogers when he brings up President Obama’s book, Dreams of My Father, in which Obama recalls how he pushed a female classmate after other students taunted him.

The teacher didn’t know whether Obama had indeed bullied anyone, but the argument got more heated from that point. The teacher said “there is no comparison” between Obama and Romney adding Romney “is running for President. Obama is the president.” The teacher then attempts to threaten Rogers asking him if he realized “that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush” referring to former President Bush.

The teacher has since been suspended by district officials who are investigating the incident. In a statement, officials said that it “expects all students and employees to be respectful in the school environment and for all teachers to maintain their professionalism in the classroom.”

Rogers’ mother told Fox News that she feels the teacher should not have even been started a political discussion if she wasn’t willing to hear both sides.

See and hear the video here:

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