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A brief blurry video of a confrontation between an angry teacher and a male student is gaining attention on the Internet. What is most impressive, however, is how quickly the other students, particularly girls, acted to stop it.
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Youtube hit: Cool-headed girls stop a fight
Not much happens, but a blurry video clip showing a high school student and a teacher having an argument and shoving each other in a classroom is still drawing attention from Thai internet viewers.
The clip, uploaded to YouTube by natthapol2 on Tuesday, shows the student and the teacher, both male, exchanging heated words over a class exercise.
During the argument, the teacher berated his student, saying, "That's because you're stupid."
"You're stupid too," the student immediately responded.
The teacher then attempted to hit the student but the student stood up and pushed him away.
What is most interesting about the video, however, is how quickly students, particularly one female student, intervened to stop the fight and keep the situation from getting out of control
Another girl promptly walked the angry student out of the room. Thus, the video might be viewed as a positive example of student behaviour rather than a negative one.
The video clip is believed to have been taken by another student in the classroom. The name of the school and when the incident took place are not yet known.
Adapted from an online story on the Bangkok Post website.
positive – in a good way ในทางบวก
negative – bad ที่เป็นด้านลบ
brief – lasting for only a short time ระยะเวลาสั้นๆ
blurry – not clear; without a clear outline ที่พร่ามัว
confrontation – a situation in which people or groups are arguing angrily or are fighting การเผชิญหน้า
argument – a conversation or discussion in which two or more people disagree, often angrily การโต้แย้ง, การแย้ง, การโต้เถียง
shove – to push with force ผลัก ดัน
male – being a man or a boy ผู้ชาย
heated – angry โกรธ, ฉุนเฉียว
berate – to criticise or speak in an angry way to someone ด่า,ตำหนิอย่างรุนแรง
immediately – happening right after something else with no delay; right away ทันที
respond – to say or do something as a reaction to something that has been said or done ตอบสนอง, ตอบรับ
female – being a woman or a girl สตรี, ผู้หญิง, เพศหญิ
intervene – to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it แทรกแซง
promptly – in an immediate or quick way ทันที
behaviour – the way that someone acts or behaves พฤติกรรม, การกระทำตัว
incident – something that happens, usually something bad เหตุการณ์