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SPENCER, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina high school teacher has been suspended following the release of a YouTube video in which she is heard yelling at a student in class and telling him it's wrong to criticize President Barack Obama.

The Salisbury Post reports (http://bit.ly/JK6r3b) that Tonya Dixon-Neely's class at North Rowan High School was discussing Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney when the conversation turned to accusations that Romney bullied someone as a teenager.

An argument followed, with some students questioning whether Obama also bullied someone in high school. Dixon-Neely was heard describing the question as disrespectful and that Obama wouldn't be disrespected in her classroom. One student responded that he would say what he wanted to.

The video had close to 450,000 views on YouTube as of Monday evening.

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Information from: Salisbury Post, http://www.salisburypost.com

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