Violent high school teacher becomes a YouTube star
A high school algebra teacher who suffered a violent nervous breakdown in a Nashville classroom has become a YouTube star nearly overnight.
The shocking video of Donald Brian Wood - who was filmed turning over tables and yelling at cowering students - has garnered approximately 180,000 views since being posted on October 8.
Unsurprisingly, Wood has been placed on administrative leave as he receives psychiatric treatment at a nearby hospital.
His sister, Leanne Smith, told a news conference that Wood regrets his actions.
"He expressed his passion and love for teaching and concern for his students [at McGavock High School]," Smith said in an official statement quoted by CBS News.
"[But] the lack of respect for authority in our society's classrooms across the nation is [certainly] one of the many consequences of the way public school teachers are forced to deal with their classrooms today."