Tonya Dixon-Neely, Teacher, Tells Student They'll Be Arrested For 'Disrespecting' Obama

May 21, 2012 Full story: Switched 10

Amateur footage of Tonya Dixon-Neely, a social studies teacher at North Rowan High School in Spencer, N.C., telling a student he could be arrested for saying negative things about President Barack Obama has gone viral on the Internet, prompting school officials to launch an investigation, WBTV reports .

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Tim Z

Modesto, CA

#1 May 23, 2012
I have written each member of the board, with no reply as of yet. They tried to brush this matter aside, but thank God it has grown steam, and with continued pressure, the rogue teacher will be relieved of her duties without pay. I would hope this community keeps the pressure on these ELECTED officials, if you can call them officials at this point. I hope someone steps up.. An apology would have been greatly warranted by this Ms Dixon-Neely. But she spoke loud and clear to some helpless children, that were forced to listen to her. Where is your statement Ms Neely ? That child could have been my son !!
Sheik Yerbouti

Doylestown, PA

#2 May 23, 2012
The so called 'teacher' sounds like a totally uneducated moron. I hope she is not teaching government or civics!
Tim Z

Modesto, CA

#3 May 29, 2012
Still no reply , is this the local news, does any one cre, or is this a silence is golden, it should go away soon....NOT...
Tim Z

Modesto, CA

#4 May 29, 2012
this could have been my son, does anyone care ?
The Templer

Newport, TN

#5 May 31, 2012
Politicians will hide in their closet and hope this crisis will blow over and everyone will forget it ever happened before the next election cycle. Don't forget, if they don't fire this teacher, fire the school board.
voteearlyvoteoft en

Lexington Park, MD

#6 May 31, 2012
We're not there yet, but getting closer everyday......
Pooper Trooper

Thomasville, NC

#7 Jun 4, 2012
So why are we complaining about a Teacher telling kids the truth? Look at H.R.347 . Read it. Memorize it. It states that any form of protest towards a Government official is now a Felony if that person has Secret Service protection. Obumma also has the power to grant S.S. protection to anyone he chooses under this bill. Before you go ranting about a teacher speaking the truth please educate yourselves.
OIF-2 DAV

Freedom, NH

#8 Jun 6, 2012
Sorry H.R. 347 does not apply in this case. Also, if it did then Gov. Romney has Secret Service Protection so they would be equal in that bill. The teacher could also "go to jail" in her own words.

This teacher is just either uneducated regarding U.S. government and recent history. Or maybe she is purposely trying to terrorize her public school students. By limiting their freedom of speech and critical thinking skills in the market place of ideas. Wait, as a social studies teacher I thought it was her job to prepare her students to think on their own? After listening to the video I found her to be extremely prejudice and intolerant of any student's ideas which are different than her own. She would be up in arms if some teacher with a different set of values would have done what she did!

Will the President speak out against this teacher?

A U.S. combat veteran
Karl

Washington, DC

#9 Jun 20, 2012
Blacks have been acting like children about Oblame-o from day one; any critisism; RACIST. Disagreement; RACISM.
Grow up blacks, all presidents have opponents.
Tim Z

Modesto, CA

#10 Mar 8, 2013
Is this person back teaching again ?

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