Texas Teacher Arrested After Video Shows Her Slapping Student: Police

The video shows the teacher slapping the student five times

A Texas high school teacher was arrested Friday after video showed her slapping a student repeatedly in the back of the head, NBC News reported.

The video, posted on Twitter, appears to show Mary Hastings, a teacher at Ozen High School in Beaumont, hitting a student five times while yelling at him. It was not clear what happened before her actions. 

Hastings was arrested on one charge of assault and released on bail, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The school said it placed her on administrative leave.

NBC News tried, but could not reach Hastings for comment.

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