Teacher Filmed Brutally Beating Special Needs Student

This is the horrific moment a teacher brutally attacked a 15-year-old special needs student.

Watch as the teacher, identified as Tiffani Shadell Lankford, 32, hits the pupil at least three times before shoving her onto the floor, having been struck in the face.

The teacher then stomps on her head before yelling at her and walking off.

Other pupils in the Spanish language class at Lehman High School, in Kyle, Texas, can barely look at the unfolding violence.

Lankford was identified by the authorities after the assault on Friday and immediately fired and arrested for aggravated assault.

The teen girl’s family issued a statement through their lawyer Paul Batrice, which said: “We are shocked and disgusted after seeing the abuse and excessive force used in this teacher’s attempt to discipline a special needs child.

“There is no excuse for this type of behaviour. Given this teacher’s alleged criminal history of domestic violence and the video footage that has shaken our community, we have started an investigation into this teacher and Hays CISD in the hopes of ensuring justice for this family and so that no Texas student ever endures such extreme behaviour again.”

Officials from the Hays Consolidated Independent School District [CISD] said in a statement on Friday: “As a Hays CISD family, when one of our schools and students is hurting, we all hurt.

“You may have already seen stories on the news tonight, or the video on social media, about a horrible incident that occurred late this afternoon at Lehman High School.

“It was a traumatic event for the student, her classmates, and the teachers and staff at Lehman High School. Let us all keep the Lobos in our hearts this weekend. I know we all wish our student and her family well as she recovers from this assault.”

The school’s head wrote in a letter which was posted on Facebook: “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.”

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