An unnamed Wisconsin high school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after a viral video surfaced showing her verbally attacking a student who is vaccinated for not wearing a mask.
“I don’t care if you’re vaccinated, you little dink,” the teacher snarled at the student in the video. “I don’t want to get sick and die. There’s other people you can infect just because you’re vaccinated. You know what? You’re not a special person around here,” she declared to the student who appeared to calmly sit and withstand the unhinged attack.
The student replied that he didn’t care what people were saying about him and that appeared to anger the teacher even further.
“You should hear about how everyone talks about you around here. You’re a jerk. You’re a jerk. And you need to have respect for other people in your life,” the teacher angrily stated in the video. “You’re not a big man on campus, quit walking around here like you have a stick up your butt.”
She also called the boy a “dummy.”
The video has appeared in multiple places including talk radio host Vicki McKenna’s show and on her Twitter feed. She found it on TikTok and edited the video to protect the student’s identity but there were already other versions out there showing the student and the teacher in the confrontation. Her version is a little bit longer and there is a second piece to it. It is unknown who published the video.
(Video Credit: Vicki McKenna)
The second video is just as abusive.
(Video Credit: Vicki McKenna)
The teacher flatly told the student “people don’t like you. I don’t like you.”
She also said: “In a few years, I know where you are gonna be because people with your attitude don’t get very far.” The teacher added: “You don’t care about people.” She said that he was one of the most “disrespectful” kids she had ever seen “grace the halls of this high school.”
The teacher continued by ordering the student to “grow up” and “have a little compassion for other people in the world.” She went on to berate him even further with an apparent disgust in her voice.
The video has not been confirmed by the Poynette School District, but District Administrator Matt Shappell admitted that the altercation took place on Tuesday in a Facebook post:
The School District of Poynette is aware of an incident that occurred today, May 11th, involving a teacher and student at the Poynette High School. The District is initiating an investigation and the teacher involved has been put on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The District contacted the parents and we are taking steps to provide the appropriate support for the student involved.
Shappell said that masks are required in school buildings and on district-sponsored transportation. He did not mention the new CDC guidelines or what the consequences to the student would be, if any, for not wearing a mask.
Commenters on Twitter were disgusted and outraged by the teacher and her actions:
This is ridiculous. So even going out and getting vaccinated wasn't enough. Yeah, I've heard some suggest it's still possible to spread COVID even if you're vaccinated, but if that's the case, then isn't herd immunity pointless? We'd have to be wearing masks forever, wouldn't we?
— Typical Manga Fan (@TypicalMangaFan) May 14, 2021
Can we say “Fire her”
— dgabe (@dgabe6) May 12, 2021
If teachers unions were a person
— Asha Logos (@AshaLogos) May 14, 2021
If any teacher treated my kid like this – that’d be the last mistake they made that particular day.
— Scarlett Wolf (@Scarlett__Wolf) May 14, 2021
It’s not so much that we hate masks that much. It’s that the people who love masks are intolerable.
— SAVAK (@ArnetKyle) May 14, 2021
This is the reason #homeschool and #SchoolChoice is happening in America now. (Some, Many) teachers today have lost their humanity and, their ability to see reality. A fat woman yelling at a kid about ‘health’, is what karma is made for. Her’s is coming.
— Miakoda (@Miakoda15386737) May 14, 2021
— Todd Cefaratti 🌎 (@ToddJCefaratti) May 14, 2021