Texas teacher accused of assault

The 32-year-old substitute teacher has been charged with aggravated assault after video showed the teacher punching, dragging and stomping on a 16-year-old student.
1:24 | 11/11/19

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teacher under arrest for assault after cell phone video emerged showing a brutal classroom attack on a sophomore student. Trevor Ault has the details. And we do warn you, this is disturbing footage. Reporter: Tonight, a violent moment inside a Texas classroom going viral. As a result, the community demanding answers, after authorities say this substitute teacher was seen on video unleashing a vicious unleashing a vicious attack on this 16-year-old student. Throwing a flurry of punches. Then dragging the teen to the ground. Finally stomping on her head. That teacher, 32-year-old Tiffani Lankford, now charged with aggravated assault. A student in the class saying Lankford had become increasingly agitated at the Spanish language class, eventually closing in on the victim. The student swung, because she was in her face and pressing her. Reporter: Themmediate onslaught that followed, leaving the student wailing on the ground. I was sort of, like, stunned. I didn't know how to react. Reporter: The student's attorney says she has epilepsy. The school district says Lankford did pass a background check when they hired her in August. Adding, "There is absolutely no excuse or circumstance that can justify what you see unfold on the video." The school district has fired this teacher. She was arrested on school grounds Friday but his since bonded out of jail. Tom?

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