A substitute teacher in Katy, Texas at Lehman High School has been fired and arrested after a video shows her brutally beating a student and throwing her to the floor.
In another angle of the attack, it appears that the girl threw a punch at the teacher without connecting, but that was no reason for the beatdown sh administered to the student. 32-year-old Tiffani Shadell Lankford had only been working as a substitute as a teacher since August.
She has been charged with aggravated assault, a class two felony The girl was turned over to a parent who took her to the hospital for treatment.
32-year-old Tiffani Shadell Lankford can be seen wailing away at the student and then kicking her after she falls to the ground. The incident occurred during a foreign language class at Lehman High School in Kyle, Texas.
Video of the incident was circulated on social media.
Another video from a different angle shows that the student took a swing at the teacher before she brutalized the student, who was either 15 or 16 years old.
The student was released to a parent who took her to a hospital.
Lehman Principal Karen Zuniga released a statement decrying the behavior of their teacher.
“Under no circumstance is that behavior tolerated at Lehman High School or in Hays CISD,” said Zuniga.
“We take the safety and security of our students seriously. We took swift action when this incident occurred and will do everything necessary to protect our students,” she added.
Lankford had only worked as a substitute teacher for the district since August.
She was charged with aggravated assault, which is a second-degree felony.