Now there’s an algebra class some won’t soon forget, kinda like that unforgettable flight of a couple of years ago. The story goes that Donald Wood, the grade 11 algebra teacher, was completely normal, and then suddenly lost his shit and started throwing tables and chairs.
here’s at least one copy of the video, although I can’t promise how long it will work, since the video linked to by the news story has already been pulled. Here’s a nice description of what happens.
The video starts with Wood telling a group of laughing students to “shut up.”
After standing quietly for about 20 seconds while students laughed, Wood waved his arms and said, “If you can be absolutely quiet… if you can shut your mouth… you can shut your mouth and you can listen in absolute silence… do you know why? Cause I have the absolute…”
“Power!” shouted one of the students.
“I’ve got it, and I know it,” said Wood. “And guess who else knows it?”
Wood shouted something else that could not be understood before knocking a table to the ground. He then walked to the other side of the classroom and knocked over another table.
He shouted, “Do you know who started the fire? Do you know who started the fire in this school?”
A student said something inaudible, and Wood continued, “No… me!”
Wood picked up a metal trash can and slammed it to the ground. Students then began to leave the classroom. Witnesses said Wood then picked up a chair and threw it at the window – breaking the glass.
“He picked a chair and threw it on the ground – not at a student, but towards a student, but it was close – and that’s when I got up and started walking away,” said junior Joshua Jenkins. “Once everybody started running out he picked up a chair and threw it out the window and it shattered.”
Apparently, the school is saying that Wood had a nervous breakdown. You know what? After hearing the din at the beginning of that video, I think I would too. I don’t ever remember my high school math class sounding that rowdy.
Either way, Donald Wood was taken to the hospital, and I’m sure everybody in that classroom was wondering what in hell happened.