Remember back when you were in school when your teacher wasn’t there that day? Maybe he/she was sick and you’d have a substitute teacher that day? Depending on the teacher, that substitute could be a good thing or a bad thing. Some let you basically do what you wanted and some would be very strict.
We found a teacher who definitely seems to be one of the worst subs ever.
Substitute teacher, Tiffani Shadell Lankford was busted on video brutally assaulting a female student who is only 16 years old – half her age. She is seen in the video punching the girl in the face, grabbing her and throwing her to the ground, then stomping her.
The teacher was fired instantly. Following the incident, Karen Zuniga who is principal of the Lehman High School released this statement:
“As a family, we share both the good news and bad news together. Today, I have to tell you about an incident that is disconcerting.
“This afternoon, we fired one of our guest teachers for hitting and fighting with a student. Under no circumstance is that behavior tolerated at Lehman High School or in Hays CISD. Additionally, the former employee was arrested by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and faces potential criminal charges. Her actions will also be reported to the Texas Education Agency.
“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.”
— KXAN News (@KXAN_News) November 8, 2019
Below is another video of the encounter from a different angle and just before the assault began.
— AZ 💋 (@ahhsuesena) November 8, 2019
In a second statement on Friday night, the district said that during the incident, classmates of the girl alerted other adults on campus and the substitute was immediately removed from the classroom and questioned by school resource officer law enforcement agents.
“Under no circumstance is that behavior tolerated at Lehman High School or in Hays CISD,” said Lehman Principal Karen 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.” In addition to firing the substitute teacher, the district will also report the incident to the Texas Education Agency and cooperate with law enforcement investigators.
According to Hays CISD, Lankford had worked for the district since Aug. 30, when she underwent orientation training. The district says her first job in the classroom was on Sept. 13 and worked in a classroom a total of 18 times. (KXAN)