Variant of the high sign given in especially disorderly situations. The stern high sign is delivered when a normal high sign would be insufficient to call the class to attention. The stern high sign is characterized by a menacing, aggressive tone, and is often accompanied by a domineering, even frenzied, staredown.
Profe.- "The natives must be restless today. Lupe Wawack, please give us the stern high sign."
Lupe- "Silencio clase! Levanten las manos! La clase de Español empieza! Las bocas estan cerradas! Bájense las manos!"