November 10, 2019
Quite a chimping we have here.
She even managed to slip in a Derek Vinyard finishing move at the end.
A Hays CISD substitute teacher was arrested Friday after a video showing her allegedly fighting with a student surfaced online.
The video shows Tiffani Shadell Lankford, 32, approaching the 16-year-old sophomore girl and then punching the student in the face. The substitute then continues hitting the student as others look on in shock.
According to Hays CISD, Lankford had worked for the district since Aug. 30, when she underwent orientation training. The district says her first job in the classroom was on Sept. 13 and worked in a classroom a total of 18 times.
Tiffani Shadell Lankford.
On Friday night, the HCSO confirmed that Lankford was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. She is awaiting magistration in the morning.
Students recall the news of what happened spreading quickly around the school.
“I saw the video, and I started crying because it’s my teammate,” said Samara Valdez, who plays basketball with the victim.
HCSO says the victim’s father took her to a hospital for evaluation.