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Jail Time for Insulting Obama? Student Who Stood Up to Outrageous Teacher Speaks for First Time

"If you disagree you get berated and put down, and I just decided to finally get some proof of it"

(Photo: Fox News)

Over the weekend, the tape of a North Carolina teacher telling a student he could be put in jail for insulting the president swept the news.

Obtained by a student with his cellphone, it remained a mystery who the student that challenged the teacher was, though many were impressed that he held his own against the teacher, and without losing his temper like she did.

(Related: N.C. Teacher Suspended For Telling Student He Could Be Arrested for Talking Badly About Obama)

Now, Fox News has tracked down the individual in question, a long-haired boy by the name of Hunter Rogers.

Watch Fox's interview with the Rogers and his mother, Gina, below:

"[The teacher] always has open discussions about the presidents and candidates, and she doesn't want to hear anything but what she believes, and if you disagree you get berated and put down, and I just decided to finally get some proof of it," he explained.

Rogers' mother remarked: "My biggest concern is that this 'teacher' is responsible for teaching my child and hundreds of others, and she is not teaching them factual information."

The teacher has been suspended with pay, and the the school released a statement: "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."

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