A high school teacher in Texas was caught on video slapping a student on the head five times while calling him an “idiot ass,” leading to her arrest.
Mary Hastings, 63, who teaches geometry at Ozen High School in Beaumont, was charged with assault.
She apparently had unspecified issues with the student that she assaulted because the video shows professional educator Mary Hastings in a furious rage walking in the student’s direction and swiping papers off his desk.
Then she began slapping him in the head.
Five times Hastings whacked her student, while saying “because you are stopping him from graduating you idiot ass.”
Hastings’ student laughed the assault off.
But when the police got involved, it was clear.
This was no laughing matter.
Texas authorities arrested Hastings.
Police quickly hauled her “idiot ass” off to a county jail, according to local news outlet WVAN.
Hastings has since been released on bail.
After Mary Hasting’s arrest, her school district placed her immediately onto administrative leave.
At this time, it’s unknown if Hastings’ ‘administrative leave’ is unpaid or if it’s actually a paid vacation from taxpayers, after the school teacher was caught on video, behaving criminally.
And unprofessionally too.
The school district released the following statement:
“The Beaumont Independent School District can confirm that an Ozen High School teacher was arrested today for physically assaulting a student. The conduct was substantiated by video footage viewed by BISD police and administration. The District is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students.
BISD does not condone employees abusing any child and will not tolerate such conduct. The teacher was immediately removed from the classroom and placed on administrative leave pending action on her contract.”
The student’s name has not been released.
But we anticipate that his family will be filing a lawsuit.
You can see below, they’ll have plenty of evidence.