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Teacher goes viral on TikTok for berating “hard of hearing” student in Zoom class

Published: 20/Feb/2021 7:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


A video of a teacher berating a student with hearing issues during a Zoom class has gone viral on TikTok, leaving thousands of viewers sickened and stunned.

It’s hard to predict which videos have the potential to go viral on TikTok. It can be anything from dancing and singing to a hilarious faceplant. However, sometimes it can be something far more serious, like a confrontation between a student and a teacher.

Somebody posted a video of a teacher berating a student who described themselves as “hard of hearing.” For those who don’t know, it’s the term used to describe someone who acquired a hearing loss in late childhood or adulthood or has a mild case.

However, the teacher didn’t seem to mind or care. Instead, he was more concerned with trying to get her to pay attention to the class. He paid no mind to her circumstances, and it’s left viewers appalled.

TikTok Viral Teacher Berate Student
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The student, named Ms. Salazar, described herself as “hard of hearing.”

“Ms. Salazar, I’ve been talking to you. Ms. Salazar,” said the teacher. 

“I can hear you a little bit,” replied the student.

“You can hear me a little bit? Why didn’t you answer all the times I spoke to you then?” said the teacher.

“I’m hard of hearing,” she replied.

“Why don’t we talk some time?” he said. “Why don’t you email me? We’ll set up a live Zoom, and we’re gonna have some real communication at some point in time, okay? Maybe you can have your counselor join us. Okay? Do you hear me?” 

“Yes,” she replied.

“Professor! She’s actually hard of hearing, so her translator goes in a little bit late. She can’t respond right away,” said another student.

TikTok Viral Teacher Berate Student
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The teacher’s words left thousands of people sickened.

“She’s not paying attention! She’s not trying. Are you her translator, Abygail?” said the teacher.”

“It’s slower on her end because she needs to get it translated, and then it goes to her hearing piece,” said the other student. 

“Okay, Ms. Salazar. Have your counselor speak with me because you got too much distraction to even understand what’s going on,” said the teacher. 

“Yes, I do. Because my translator is next to me explaining everything that you’re saying to me,” she replied.

“Okay, then maybe just have them teach you the whole class,” said the teacher. “That makes sense to me. I don’t know. I don’t understand it. But I see you laughing and smiling and giggling with somebody else. It doesn’t seem to me like…”

“Because I’m in a good mood. Like, why should I be in a bad mood?” she replied.

“You shouldn’t be in a bad mood. You should be paying attention to the class,” said the teacher. “Alright, whatever. Have your counselor talk to me.”

The person who shared the video said they were “beyond disgusted” with how he treated her.

But she’s not the only one. Thousands of others agreed, too, and the sentiment on shared on multiple social media platforms.

The teacher has been identified as someone who works at Ventura College, who are yet to comment on the situation.


FaZe Clan’s Nate Hill swatted while streaming Fortnite on Twitch

Published: 25/Feb/2021 0:48

by Theo Salaun


FaZe Clan Fortnite pro Nate Hill’s most recent Twitch stream was cut short as he became just the latest streamer to get swatted while live. Comforting concerned fans, he has since confirmed that the incident was resolved safely.

While it’s existed for years, it feels like “swatting” has become much more prevalent over the past year or so as large names in the gaming community get exposed to the malicious behavior that involves subjecting a victim to a surprise visit from a concerned police force.

In essence, swatting is when someone misleads emergency services in order to send as heavily armed and numbered a police force as possible to a victim’s home. An evolution of bomb threat hoaxes, callers aim to endanger their targets by getting a SWAT team sent to their home.

In the third high-profile swatting attack in three months, Hill’s stream was cut short as a roommate told him that he needed to exit his room because the police had arrived. While the moment was shocking, to say the least, he has since updated fans with confirmation of safety and a scathing remark for the caller.

As seen in the clip, Hill is surprised by the intrusion and quickly leaves his stream to settle the situation. Fortunately, like Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney in December and Phillip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen in January, Hill’s swatting incident ended safely. 

This is a relieving update for fans to hear, as a 2017 Wichita, Kansas swatting incident led to the fatal shooting of an innocent person following a disagreement over Call of Duty: WWII. The caller in that incident, Tyler Barriss, was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

Considering that context, it should be no surprise that fans are overjoyed to hear that Hill’s incident resolved safely. The replies to his tweet essentially evoke a communal sigh of relief.

In the tweet, Hill also offers a resounding moral to this story: “A lot of sick f**ks out there, be careful.”

With the difficulty in convicting swatters and the increased prevalence of the criminal behavior over the past few months, it’s clear that security should be a priority — particularly for high-profile streamers. Fans are surely happy that Hill is safe, but also hopeful that these recent string of swatters can be found and sentenced to jail time as a deterrent to others.