Beaumont teacher goes slap crazy

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BEAUMONT, TX - A high school teacher in Beaumont is on paid leave after video was posted showing her repeatedly slap a student in class.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says Mary Hastings, 63, a teacher at Ozen High School, was arrested Friday and charged with assault. This after they saw a social media post showing the teacher repeatedly slapping a student.

Courtesy: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department

Courtesy: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department

According to the Beaumont ISD:

"Hastings was immediately removed from the classroom and placed on administrative leave pending action on her contract.”

The district says it does not condone employees abusing any child and will not tolerate such conduct.