The video at the center of the debate appears to have been shot in a classroom at North Rowan High School with a cell phone.
You can't see anything, but you hear a teacher and students talking and then, at some points, yelling while debating President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
The teacher tells the teen not to disrespect the president. She then goes on to say that people have been arrested before for disrespecting a former president.
“Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush?” the teacher said.
“It doesn't matter,” the student said.
“No, do you realize, you are not -- you can't, you're not supposed to slander,” the teacher said.
“I'm not slandering,” the student said. “I asked a question.”
“But I'm saying to you, you're not supposed to slander,” the teacher said. “People were arrested for saying derogatory things about Bush.”
The school suspended the teacher with pay while they investigate, saying in a statement: "This incident should serve as an education for all teachers to stop and reflect on their interaction with students. Due to personnel and student confidentiality, we cannot discuss the matter publicly.”