A substitute teacher in Texas has been charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly punched a student and stomped on her.
Tiffani Shadell Lankford, 32, was filmed in a classroom at Lehman High School in Kyle punching a 15-year-old sophomore in the face, pulling her to the ground and then stomping on her head.
Students immediately reported Lankford and police arrested her, according to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.
Lankford was charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony.
The victim, who has not been publicly identified, was taken to the hospital by her father for an examination.
Lankford was immediately fired by the Hays Consolidated Independent School District, where she had been working as a “guest teacher” since August, officials said.
“Under no circumstance is that behavior tolerated at Lehman High School or in Hays CISD,” Lehman Principal Karen Zuniga said in a statement to parents, obtained by KXAN.
“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.”
We know kids can be unruly these days, but as the adult it was Tiffani’s responsibility to show restraint — NOT unleash a beatdown.