A video has been circulating on social media showing students in a classroom reacting negatively to a Pride video being shown to them. Amid numerous students jeering and booing, a teacher is heard threatening students with “Saturday school” if they don’t “knock it off.”
The clip purportedly was shown in a math class in Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California. The date the video was shown is unclear.
Early in the clip, the teacher gives an initial warning for unruly students to “stop!”
When the negative reactions continue, the teacher adds, “Hey, I’m warning you guys now, if you’re gonna be inappropriate, I will have supervision down and give all of you a Saturday school for next year. So knock it off.”
View this post on Instagram
While many have reacted harshly toward the teacher in question as if airing the clip was her idea, conservative commentator Robby Starbuck — who posted the clip on Twitter — noted in a subsequent tweet that “some 10th grade students came forward to tell me that this video was played in ALL classes that day, not just math class. They’re upset about it and want the school to refrain from playing videos like this.”
Another Twitter user — @inminivanhell — made a similar claim on Twitter, saying the clip was shown in all classes and actually is from the student news channel.
That Twitter user added, “In an effort to control the class, the teacher can be heard warning the students if they can’t behave they will receive Saturday school. This teacher is now dealing with her picture & name being posted all over the Internet — because she asked them to behave in class.”
That same Twitter user also noted the following: “Further context: the student news video was 10 mins long, it shared graduation information, interviews with students, sports recap, and videos reflecting on their school year. This video clip about Pride was a 1-min segment during the episode.”
Another Twitter account posted what it claimed is the Pride clip shown at Edison High School:
Here is the video that was shown at Edison High. It’s a simple explanation of #Pride month and does not show two women kissing, just their heads together.
The message of this video is to love and accept everyone on campus. That is all. #BoltTV @EdisonChargers pic.twitter.com/EcWN5YofM9
— Exposing_Huntington_Beach (@exposing_hb) June 12, 2023