A special education teacher from Grand Prairie ISD High School in Texas was suspended for allegedly spitting on a student in a video.
CBS DFW reports, teacher Tiffany White was reprimanded by the school board when a video of the incident surfaced on social media earlier this week.
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The Grand Prairie Independent School District (ISD) said in a statement to the station, the teacher was immediately placed on leave and will not be returning to the high school.
The statement continues:
On Tuesday morning, the District was made aware of an incident in a classroom involving a Grand Prairie High School teacher and a student. Due to the nature of that interaction, the teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave and will not be returning to the classroom.
The safety and dignity of our students is paramount to providing a nurturing environment where students can learn and be successful.
Doris Brown, a Grand Prairie ISD parent responding to the incident said:
“To me being the parent of a special needs son, I have an autistic son who is in the 7th grade, any parent who is taking care of or working with those children. You have to have patience and understanding and to spit on them would portray the wrong type of behavior to that individual.”
Authorities told the station the parents of the assaulted student have not pressed charges. However, this wouldn’t be the first time a Grand Prairie teacher was accused of misconduct.
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In 2016, former math teacher, Michael Perez, 25, was charged with having an improper relationship with a 16-year-old female student by harboring the runaway, reports The Dallas Morning News.
Three years prior, former history teacher Tammy Lowe resigned from Grand Prairie after she was accused of killing a 6-year-old boy in a hit-and-run, reports CBS DFW.