A 16-year-old student appears to strike the female teacher in the face before the teacher is seen holding the girl down in her seat.
Tiffani Shadell Lankford and arrested and booked into the Hays County Jail on November 8, according to the Hays County Sheriff’s Department. The listed charge is aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which is a second-degree felony.
Bond was set at $10,000. But according to inmate records, Lankford was released on Personal Recognizance, meaning that she promised to return to court and the judge ruled that she posed a low flight risk.
Lankford does not appear to have any prior arrests in Hays County. A search of court records brings up only this case.
Tiffani Lankford was hired by the Hays Consolidated Independent School District in August of 2019 and completed orientation training.
Lankford’s first day as a substitute teacher was on September 13 and since then, she subbed 18 times in the district, reported KXAN-TV. Her first day in the classroom was
The Texas Education Agency was also alerted about the incident with the student.