A Louisiana high school student is facing a felony charge and a decade in prison for allegedly attacking a disabled teacher as part of a TikTok challenge.
According to WDSU, St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced Tuesday (October 19) that 18-year-old Larrianna Jackson of Covington was charged with felony second-degree battery and cruelty to the infirmed.
On October 6, Jackson was arrested by the Covington Police Department for felony battery of a school teacher. She will be arraigned by 22nd Judicial District Court Judge Richard A. Swartz on December 8.
Police claim Jackson assaulted the 64-year-old teacher after the dismissal bell rang. Due to the injuries they attained in the attack, the teacher had to seek medical attention at an area hospital. In the video (WARNING: GRAPHIC), she is seen slapping and punching the teacher, knocking her to the floor.
WDSU reports that officers on the scene were provided a video that captured the entire incident. In it, police say the teacher was sitting at her desk where she appears to be talking to Jackson. Moments later, Jackson allegedly punches the teacher, causing her to fall to the ground as the 18-year-old continues to violently closed-fist punch the teacher before the video ends.
"The Covington Police Department would like to remind everyone that anyone who participates in such a challenge will be booked accordingly,” a statement issued by Covington Police reads, according to WDSU. In this post we also attached the video that has been circulating around the internet. This matter is still under investigation and more arrests for forthcoming."
The disturbing social media trend known as “slap your teacher” dares students to physically attack their teachers and post the video to TikTok. The company has moved swiftly to remove any video of such actions from their platform.
It has since issued a statement regarding the challenge circulating on the app. “The rumored 'slap a teacher' dare is an insult to educators everywhere,” it reads. “And while this is not a trend on TikTok, if at any point it shows up, content will be removed.”