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North Rowan (North Carolina) teacher suspended
The Salisbury Post ^ | May 21, 2012 | Nathan Hardin

Posted on 05/21/2012 10:41:48 AM PDT by abb

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools officials suspended a North Rowan High School teacher Monday while investigating an incident caught on camera where the teacher told a student he could be arrested for speaking ill of President Barack Obama.

In a nearly 10-minute YouTube video shot by a student in the classroom, Tanya Dixon-Neely, a social studies teacher, told students criticism of the president could lead to jail time.

“Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush?” she said of former President Bush. “Do you realize you are not supposed to slander the president?”

Dixon-Neely has been suspended with pay, according to Rowan-Salisbury School System Spokeswoman Rita Foil.

On Friday, Foil said the incident can be a learning experience.

“The Rowan-Salisbury School System expects all students and employees to be respectful in the school environment and for all teachers to maintain their professionalism in the classroom. This incident should serve as an education for all teachers to stop and reflect on their interaction with students.”

A Salisbury Post reporter went to Dixon-Neely's home for comment this morning, but no one answered the door. Calls to her number have gone unanswered and there is no answering machine.

The video went viral over the weekend and viewership jumped from about 1,000 views to more than 168,000 Monday morning.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arreststudent; fireteacher; freespeech; norhcarolina; obama; salisbury; schools; tanyaneely
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1 posted on 05/21/2012 10:41:56 AM PDT by abb
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It’s amazing what a little public light will do for changing a school admin’s attitude...the superintendent was defending her over the weekend, and now she’s disappeared.


2 posted on 05/21/2012 10:44:10 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: abb

Sweet


3 posted on 05/21/2012 10:44:30 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: abb

She should be fired for incompetence.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 10:45:55 AM PDT by GoDuke
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To: abb
Dixon-Neely has been suspended with pay

She wasn't suspended. She was given a paid vacation.

I heard the audio. She is too ignorant to be a teacher.

5 posted on 05/21/2012 10:46:08 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: abb

I listened to this early this morning. Liberals yell and intimidate if you don’t conform to their beliefs. It takes a brave young person to stand up to them.
This teacher sounds like some of the people I worked with. Lie if you must, because the ends justify the means.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 10:46:08 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Timber Rattler
...the superintendent was defending her over the weekend...

Good...he/she can hit the road, as well...there is NO defending that crap.

7 posted on 05/21/2012 10:46:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: abb

Abb,

Don’t you just know she weigh about 400 pounds?


8 posted on 05/21/2012 10:46:13 AM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Now, since the public knows the name of the school, the school rats are running for the tall grass.


9 posted on 05/21/2012 10:46:52 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Timber Rattler

Amish?


10 posted on 05/21/2012 10:46:55 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: abb

She won’t lose her job.... bet on it.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 10:47:28 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: abb

“suspended with pay”

An obaba worshippers dream


12 posted on 05/21/2012 10:48:22 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: abb

Suspended with pay.

I call that a reward. It’s called a free vacation.

She needs to be fired and have her teaching license revoked.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 10:48:33 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: RexBeach

Listen to her at link and you will know.... VERY Amish!

You know.... I’m just sayin.....


14 posted on 05/21/2012 10:48:58 AM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: abb
hopefully; she'll be updating her resume.
good news for her..the Norks are hiring.

15 posted on 05/21/2012 10:48:58 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: abb

“Dixon-Neely has been suspended with pay”

Or rewarded with vacation time off the union book?


17 posted on 05/21/2012 10:50:04 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: abb

Nice!


18 posted on 05/21/2012 10:50:59 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: abb
“Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush?” she said of former President Bush. “Do you realize you are not supposed to slander the president?”

.

I wonder how much time this guy got...

19 posted on 05/21/2012 10:51:07 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: GoDuke

Female, black, and most likely union...good luck with that.


20 posted on 05/21/2012 10:51:14 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: abb
She will probably get an early summer break with pay, of course, then she will be back again next year to teach/indoctrinate again.

Strange the principle called this ‘a learning experience’, much like obamma himself called an earlier controversy.

21 posted on 05/21/2012 10:51:21 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: y6162

Yes please!


22 posted on 05/21/2012 10:52:04 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: MindBender26

Wonder if this story makes The Charlotte Observer, the closest big paper to Salisbury? I say not.


23 posted on 05/21/2012 10:52:19 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Timber Rattler

Sunlight is the best disinfectant.


24 posted on 05/21/2012 10:54:19 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: abb

people got arrested for speaking badly about bush? really? how many! what are the names! the crimes? if this was true, half of the democrat party would have been arrested, including mosst of the Senate adn the House, and Hollywood would be a ghost town.


25 posted on 05/21/2012 10:54:28 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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She was given a paid vacation.

Exactly...and North Carolina property tax payers are picking up the tab. Sweet, indeed. Some 'punishment'...

26 posted on 05/21/2012 10:56:09 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: abb
Sharpton to the rescue!
27 posted on 05/21/2012 10:56:21 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: abb

Is she a rapper . . . No, then no, it won’t make the Observer.


29 posted on 05/21/2012 10:57:23 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: red-dawg

Listen to the lib whackjob teacher...

It was OK to criticize BOOSH! because “Everyone was doing it.”

This is what passes for teaching today, folks.

AND THIS HAPPENS EVERY SINGLE DAY.


30 posted on 05/21/2012 10:57:23 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: abb

They’re just waiting for the dust to settle so they can promote her to assistant principal.


31 posted on 05/21/2012 10:58:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: abb
In the audio, did anyone listen to the teacher's grammar? I often wondered how blacks, raised in America, still cannot speak English and listening to that teacher, I now know why.
Poor children.
32 posted on 05/21/2012 10:59:25 AM PDT by lucky american
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To: abb

The students sound smarter than the so socalled teacher.

The socalled teacher”s voicegives her away as something else as well (e.g. Sharpton).


33 posted on 05/21/2012 10:59:29 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: y6162

That is what I’m talking about! Your two posts are clearly the winners of the comments section. (Third time is a charm...)


34 posted on 05/21/2012 10:59:54 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: abb

“Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush?”

• Who?

• When?

• Where are they now?

• Why didn’t the Liberal MSM make red meat out of that?

I have never heard such BS in my life!!!!


35 posted on 05/21/2012 11:01:45 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SandRat

While the kid was right..he was also a jerk. Constantly yelling out (the entire class was out of control), threatening to call his dad, admitting he did no work in the class. Everyone sounds bad in the audio. Kid did have the facts on his side though.


36 posted on 05/21/2012 11:02:58 AM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: abb

with all the background noise, she was hardly in anything LIKE control of the class. incompetence.


37 posted on 05/21/2012 11:03:03 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: GoDuke

“should be fired for incompetence”

And ignorance, and immaturity, and incomprehensibility, and...


38 posted on 05/21/2012 11:03:53 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: SandRat

The Wife taught in a Panther-controlled Public school for a few years. This is NOTHING compared to some of things they said, and anyone that DARED to criticize them was an OBVIOUS RACIST.

The wife finally decided to play her certified American Indian Card on one of these racist whackjobs one afternoon, and they had NO IDEA how to respond to it.

Luckily, most of these people are retired out, now.


39 posted on 05/21/2012 11:04:18 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Linda Frances

Libs tend to get bent out of shape in any debate and call for censorship of opposing opinions, as in this case. That’s why they repeatedly shout down conservative speakers on college campuses. When the facts aren’t with you it’s frustrating, and in their case, even maddening.


40 posted on 05/21/2012 11:04:37 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: abb
The Rowan-Salisbury School System expects all students and employees to be respectful in the school environment and for all teachers to maintain their professionalism in the classroom. ...

nothing in the statement regarding teachers should not be dumber than a stack of hammers.
41 posted on 05/21/2012 11:07:52 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: abb

with pay.

A paid vacation.

Nice.


42 posted on 05/21/2012 11:09:15 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1217 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: camle

Of course libs only want conservative critics of a liberal president arrested and prosecuted. I really believe they would do this if they had the power, ala the Soviet Union and Red China. If Obama can pack enough communists onto the supreme court it could happen.


43 posted on 05/21/2012 11:09:51 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: y6162

I don’t know why you are doing that, but I’m grateful...


44 posted on 05/21/2012 11:12:05 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1217 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: abb

That ‘teacher’ has the IQ of a tree slug...and NO control of her classroom


45 posted on 05/21/2012 11:13:29 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: abb

I like how on the second bar on the right side, is the first article about this incident, then another article on top, then this article about the teacher getting canned.


46 posted on 05/21/2012 11:13:56 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: y6162

!Esta es no Ruth Bader Ginzburg!


47 posted on 05/21/2012 11:14:08 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Timber Rattler

“..has been suspended with pay...” = extra paid vacation or bonus


48 posted on 05/21/2012 11:14:11 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: y6162

Now what does she look like without all the makeup and Photoshop?


49 posted on 05/21/2012 11:15:47 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: SMARTY
That ‘teacher’ has the IQ of a tree slug...and NO control of her classroom.

You nailed it. But look for her return after things die down. Her suspension with pay (read paid vacation) heralded that.

50 posted on 05/21/2012 11:16:43 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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