The viral post cited in the story that narrated the bullying of a 55-year-old teacher had removed the part of it being fictional from the original Facebook post by Syed Mohammed Fahim. The article has been updated to reflect the changes.
Social media was left shocked beyond belief when it came across a post about an elderly teacher who was humiliated by one of his students during an online class. The post, shared by a verified Instagram account by the name Ted The Stoner, gave a detailed account of the heartbreaking incident that transpired with a 55-year-old teacher.
While trying to take a class via Zoom, the non-tech-savvy teacher was subjected to ceaseless bullying as he struggled to operate the video-conferencing application. Unable to fathom the insults and abuses, he broke down in front of the entire class.
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As narrated by the now-viral post, the teacher learned the basics of video conferencing from his daughter. He then practiced teaching while staring at a camera to get the hang of the modern ways of communication.
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This definitely deserved a share. Read, understand, implement. Trolling ≠ bullying. You can be funny without hurting someone Principal suddenly called the 55 year old teacher and told him to learn how to take class online. He doesn’t have much to say as he knows that if he denies he will be laid off, at this age in this situation he can’t do any other job, to pay for his family he has no choice. Unwillingly he takes his smart phone to his daughter. His daughter helped him to understand the basic of Zoom, his hands often shake to go around the tabs, he often freezes trying to understand how this thing works but he has no choice. The next day he goes to a market to buy a new white board. The price of these small board soared up, but without these how can he take the class? He took the board in a rickshaw and came home. Placed the board in a chair and started practicing the lesson. It was harder than he thought, staring at a camera and teaching but he has no choice. The next day he wore a new shirt, will be seeing his students after one and half month, his daughter helped him to setup the smart phone, and the students were added and the class went on. He was shaky, his voice cracked every now and then he was nervous but he has no choice. Suddenly an unknown ID started using slang at him, the F word, the A word, open threats. He couldn’t understand how should he react, he shouted out of anger and embarrassment, a teacher is being humulated infront of his students. His life work of earning respect from his students seemed to vanish in seconds. His daughter taught him to mute students but the student could unmute himself, the student kept on using slangs and he did it for entertainment. The only thing the teacher could do was to end the class, as he has no choice. He called for his daughter, she came running and saw her father in tears, she held him tightly tried to calm him down but he kept crying as he never faced such humiliation in his life. That he had troubled sleeping that night, as he knew the next day he has to wake up and face the same ordeal as he has no choice. Note:Abusing a teacher doesn’t make you cool, It makes you sick. Credits: Syed Mohamad Fahim/FB
"Principal suddenly called the 55-year-old teacher and told him to learn to take an online class. Unwillingly, he takes his smartphone to his daughter who helped him understand the basics of Zoom. His hands often shake to go around the tabs, he often freezes trying to understand how this thing works," the post said.
It further recounted, "The next day he goes to a market to buy a new whiteboard. Placed the board in a chair and started practicing the lesson. It was harder than he thought, staring at a camera and teaching but he has no choice."
On the day of the class, his daughter helped him with the set-up and he finally started with the class. "He was shaky, his voice cracked every now and then. He was nervous," the post noted.
However, all of sudden, a person from an unknown ID started to hurl abuses at him. Not knowing what to do, he shouted out of anger and embarrassment as he was being insulted in front of his students. Listening to the commotion, his daughter ran in and tried muting the unknown ID but it did not work.
Describing his ordeal, the post said, "His life work of earning respect from his students seemed to vanish in seconds. The only thing the teacher could do was to end the class. His daughter held him tightly, trying to calm him down but he kept crying as he never faced such humiliation in his life. That night he had trouble sleeping as he knew that the next day he would have to wake up and face the same thing."
The post has garnered over 3.5 lakh likes on Instagram so far.
AltNews verified the story and found the original post from Syed Mohammed Fahim on Facebook, where the user mentions that it is a fictional tale. Below is the screenshot of the original post.