Last Updated on May 26, 2020
A black woman was videotaped assaulting a young white student, hitting her in the head numerous times, dragging her to the ground and then curb stomping her head, Friday around 4:00 PM. The perpetrator of the violence is reportedly a teacher in Texas.
The woman is a substitute teacher, Tiffani Shadell Lankford 32-years-old. She was immediately fired and arrested according to a press release by the school.
According to Hays CISD, the substitute teacher attended her teacher orientation on Aug. 30, 2019. Her first job with the district was on Sept. 13. Friday was her 18th time working for the district.
#BREAKING: Hays CISD fired a substitute today after this video surfaced online https://t.co/U5OYx6JXpe pic.twitter.com/bqYuYeTt4Q
— KXAN News (@KXAN_News) November 8, 2019
KXAN reported Lankford, a substitute teacher at Lehman High School in Kyle Texas, has been fired and charged after videos posted on social media appeared to show her fighting with a student.
KVUE spoke with the school district and a student in the classroom, who confirmed that the video circulating on social media captured the incident.
“In the video, you can see the teacher punching the student multiple times, pulling her from her desk and stomping on her head,” they reported.
Reports online from people who say they witnessed the events, said a disagreement broke out between Lankford and the 15-year-old student over her phone.
The teacher tried to grab the student’s phone, and the student put her hands up. Then the teacher lost her temper and started hitting the student.
The woman did put her foot on the student’s head, curb-stomping the child when she was on the ground.
WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO. SOME MAY FIND THE VIDEO DISTURBING.
A substitute teacher at Lehman High School in Kyle has been fired after videos posted on social media appeared to show her fighting with a student. https://t.co/RcbOxIhw3e
(Courtesy: Sylvi Hawkins) pic.twitter.com/21G05QDisP
— 25NewsKXXV (@25NewsKXXV) November 9, 2019
The school took immediate action, firing the “guest teacher”, and reported her arrest to the community on Facebook.
Lankford was arrested by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and has been charged with Aggravated Assault, a second-degree felony.