A Louisiana teacher has been fired after a video surfaced showing her beating a student with an extension cord.
The North East High School teacher was let go by the East Baton Rouge Parish school system after the 12-year-old victim’s mother showed the dramatic footage to school administrators, according to WAFB.
“The whole situation could have been handled in a different way,” the girl’s mother, Sundari Wallace, told the news station. “She would still have her job.”
In the video, you can hear the student telling the teacher that “it hurts”.
Before the video was recorded, Wallace said her daughter got into a fight with another student.
“Another student told my daughter to ‘Watch out.’ By the time my daughter got up out of the desk to run, she slipped and fell, and that’s when the teacher started hitting her,” Wallace explained.