A video taken with a cell phone has made authorities in the Duncanville, Texas school district nervous. There might be good reason behind their concern — the video has completely gone viral.
In the video, a student was apparently told to leave the classroom. As he exits, he decides to take his teacher to task for what he feels are her lack of teaching ability — for example, simply "giving kids packets." He scolds her on the way out of the classroom with these words:
You want kids to come into your class? You want them to get excited for this? You gotta come in here and make them excited. You want a kid to change and start doing better? You gotta touch his freakin' heart. Can't expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell 'em.
The teacher can be heard telling the student, "you're wasting my time," "bye," and "get out." It's unclear who took the video or what grade the student is in, but local news outlet Fox News KDFW has identified the student in the video as Jeff Bliss.
According to CBS DFW, the Duncanville Independent School District released a statement saying that they are aware of the video and "are currently addressing the situation."
In the school’s statement, "As a district with a motto of Engaging Hearts and Minds we focus on building positive relationships with students and designing engaging work that is meaningful. We want our students and teachers to be engaged, but the method by which the student expressed his concern could have been handled in a more appropriate way. We are and will continue to be open to listening to students."