That must have happened in a very "boring" class at Auburn High. The teacher needs to effectively motivate him to do his best, like everyone else.
If I had been the teacher in that class, I would be standing adjacent to him as I disseminated knowledge to all students, esp. him. I may have even twisted an ear (oh, I know you can't touch kids now like you could when I was in high school in the Medieval Period) or said sweet nothings into his ear or called on him to explain to the rest of the class what we had been discussing. If he wasn't ready to perform, we'd wait on him as long as Adlai Stevenson was willing to wait on the Russians to get those missiles out of Cuba in the early 1960's and for the young ones that was until "----- freezes over". If he were snoring, I would have been playing drums adjacent to him and he would out weigh me by 100+ pounds. But you gotta do what you gotta do! If he didn't meet my minimum expectations for the class, I'd just tell him that we were both going to be there when he was an old man so that he could eventually pass.
Some teachers can almost bore you into tears or death.