Gideon Yapp a Lancaster, California, Eastside High school student goes on a racist tirade against Asian teacher, ‘who the fxck do you think you are?’
Disconcert has come to the fore with the release of a video featuring Lancaster, California, Eastside High school student, Gideon Yapp who went off in an expletive tirade against Asian teacher, Dr Hsu.
The incident which was captured via mobile phone earlier this week and has since gone viral on social media starts off with an un-named white student (whose identity was later revealed on twitter) lashing into the teacher as student and teacher make their way into the classroom.
As the teacher makes to ‘calmly’ sit down at the front of the room, Yapp doesn’t let up, motioning in a confrontational manner towards the teacher.
Yells the student, ‘You do not come up to me Dr Hsu and get in my goddamn face,’
‘You go there, sit down,’ the science teacher says, pointing to the back of the room, which further enrages the teen.
‘You go sit down,’ Yapp retorts, by now flush red in the face.
Adding, ‘You come up to me like that? Who the f*** do you think you are?’
When the teacher takes his own seat at the front of the classroom, he again tries to tell the student to take his seat in the classroom.
‘I’m not f***ing playing,’ the defiant student rages.
‘Go sit down,’ the teacher says.
‘Shut your f***ing mouth,’ he yells.
What may have elicited the foul mouthed verbal barrage wasn’t immediately clear.
Disrespect like this is wrong no matter what. I hate disrespectful ass people pic.twitter.com/QZrF05T2qJ
— Morgan Harvill (@harvill_morgan) May 26, 2017
As the drama plays out, students in the classroom continue to snigger as the bellicose student rips something off a tap and throws it in the teacher’s direction and then kicks a garbage bin, which falls over.
Not done, Yapp then picks up the bin and empties its contents on the floor.
Of note, throughout his tirade, the white student also calls the Asian teacher the n-word.
The incident led to a statement being released by the school, with principal Kristen Tepper saying the incident had been investigated and ‘appropriate action by school administration’ taken.
Adding, ‘We take this type of situation very seriously. Our teachers’ safety is of the utmost importance to us.’
— ? (@nigga_c0m) May 26, 2017
@damnitsriley That’s at my school ??♀️? eastside high school but he’s one of the most sweetest seniors and he pissed off by the teacher just say
— Stephanie (@clayton_selman1) May 27, 2017
@harvill_morgan legit, why do some people do this. always respect your elders. ultimate respect for the teacher for keeping his calm all the way through ?
— Earl Jireh Francisco (@ejfr4nc1sc0) May 27, 2017
update: the school’s already made a decision, he’s not walking the stage but it’s so late in the year they couldn’t revoke his credit pic.twitter.com/RmO3QYGfll
— insert name here (@mannyjay_) May 26, 2017
@malachi__henry Eastside High School, Gideon Yapp, Helen Keller. He won't walk at graduation but is still getting his diploma ?
— Rob (@_robertmorgan) May 28, 2017