Can we all agree that this person is lying and their tale never happened?
For one thing, I have never encountered any "socialist" who could coherently defend their position, let alone some school kid, and especially not on the fly. For another thing, this kid is the lone progbot in a whole class of young people and academics? No freaking way.
He's either a conservative troll looking to get a rise out of the Reddit progs, or he's a prog spinning a story to get a rise out of the Reddit progs. Either way, he's lying.