Thu. May 19th, 2022

ONE student at a high school in Louisiana was arrested after a video showed her allegedly assaulting a disabled teacher who police believe may have been provoked by a disturbing “pat a teacher” tendency allegedly stemming from TikTok.

The Covington Police Department arrested Larrianna Jackson, an 18-year-old student at Covington High School, charged with battery Wednesday afternoon.

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The video, which is grainy and taken at an angle from the entire classroom, allegedly shows Jackson addressing the teacher sitting at a desk. After talking for a moment, the student begins to close the bitch to the teacher until she is on the ground, after which the video is interrupted.

According to a report posted on the police department’s Facebook, the 64-year-old teacher went to the hospital for injuries sustained during the attack. The report says police may arrest more people involved in the attack.

“I was just devastated to know what our teachers are going through on a daily basis to educate the students,” St. Tammany Schools Superintendent Frank Jabbia in a statement to local news. “For this teacher to have a conversation with a student and then be assaulted in this way was very disturbing.”

TikTok denied that it is a current trend on its platform to beat a teacher and said that all videos showing it would be removed.

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“The rumor that ‘clap a teacher’ dares is an insult to educators everywhere,” Tik Tok’s communications account said on Twitter. “And while this is not a trend on TikTok, the content will be removed if it appears at some point.”

The Washington Examiner was unable to reach the school district for comment.

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Tags: News, TikTok, High School, Attack, Louisiana

Original author: Virginia Aabram

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