In a new absurd video circulating on social media, a Wisconsin teacher can be heard berating a student for not wearing a mask during lunch, calling him a “jerk” and a “dummy.”
“I don’t care if you’re vaccinated, you little dink,” the teacher said. “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.”
“You should hear about how everyone talks about you. You’re a jerk. You’re a jerk. And you need to have respect for other people in your life,” the teacher continues. “You’re not a big man on campus, quit walking around here like you have a stick up your butt.”
But that’s not all!
“People don’t like you! I don’t like you! In a few years I know exactly where you’re going to be. People with your attitude don’t get very far. You treat people like crap. People that treat people like crap don’t get very far,” the teacher went on. “You are one of the most disrespectful kids I’ve ever seen grace the halls of this high school and I’ve been here 27 years.
The teacher in the video was allegedly placed on administrative leave after the video went viral on Tik Tok. Poynette School District Administrator Matt Shappell acknowledged the incident in a Facebook post.
“The School District of Poynette is aware of an incident that occured, today, May 11th, 2021, involving a teacher and student at the Poynette High School,” Shappell said. “The District is initiating an investigation and the teacher involved has been put on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”
Shapell added that the district contacted the student’s parents, and administrative officials “are taking steps to provide the appropriate support for the student involved.”
In an email, he also said that masks are required in the Wisconsin school buildings and on district-sponsored transportation, but declined to say what the consequences are for students who don’t wear masks.