Texas Teacher Arrested After Video Shows Her Hitting Student on the Head

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A Texas high school teacher was arrested Friday after a video surfaced online that shows her repeatedly striking a student in the head.

In the nine-second video, a teacher identified by NBC News as Mary Hastings of Ozen High School in Beaumont, slaps a student five times after an apparent disruption in the class.

“Because you’re stopping him from graduating, you idiot ass!” Hastings says while slapping the student.

“Why you did that?” the student asks after Hastings strikes him.

Hastings, 63, then seems to repeat the student’s words in a mocking tone.

What happened before and after the video remains unclear, NBC News noted.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Josh Hafner