WATCH: 63-year-old teacher arrested for hitting student

2016-04-11 14:07

Beaumont – A high school teacher in Texas was arrested after a video of her repeatedly hitting a student surfaced on social media.

Mary Hastings, a 63-year-old teacher at Ozen High School in Beaumont, was filmed slapping a boy’s head multiple times, calling him an “idiot ass” and mimicking him. She was arrested after the mobile video of the incident emerged on Twitter.

(Jefferson County, nbcnews.com)

The Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) said in a statement that Hastings was removed from the classroom and placed on paid administrative leave.

“BISD does not condone employees abusing any child and will not tolerate such conduct,” said the school district.

According to an Ozen High School student, some students and staff members were upset when they watched the video.

“They were saying that’s not like her. They were upset that she had done it. It was hurtful,” said the student, who wanted to remain anonymous.

Hastings was taken to Jefferson County Jail and was released on a $2 500 bond.

Read more on:    us

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.