Teacher Paid Students to Beat Other Children, and Filmed It

In the City of Vivian in Louisiana, at North Caddo Elementary Middle School, substitute PE teacher Aadrina Salean Smith allegedly paid five pupils $5 each to bully another student last month. She was arrested on Monday.

A video that captured the incident shows 24-year-old Smith communicating verbally with five students and seemed to be congratulating three of them who participated in the battery. The victim was lying on the floor when Smith was captured on camera in the gym’s bleachers, according to the Caddo Sheriff Department. The video showed that she made making no effort to assist the student to get up.

After being fired from the Caddo Parish School District, the substitute teacher was taken into custody at the Caddo Correctional Center on a $10,000 bond. She is accused of one count of misconduct and five charges of juvenile delinquency. There are likely to be more arrests, reports say.

The Louisiana incident comes shortly after the Tennessee administrator was dismissed for being seen on camera dragging an 11-year-old special education student across the floor. This shows that teacher misbehavior is rife throughout the US. The kid was pulled about 570 feet—the length of two football fields—by Helen Campbell of Walter Hill Elementary in Murfreesboro, after she seized him by the ankles. Campbell was fired on Thursday for “unprofessional conduct, conduct unbecoming, insubordination, and neglect of duty.” Read more…

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