A special education teacher has resigned after video footage showed her spitting on a student.
Tiffany White resigned from her teaching job in Grand Prairie, Texas after shocking cell phone video of the incident emerged this week, CBS 11 reported.
The video appears to be shot by the student who was spit upon, and does not show what sparked the altercation.
Strangely, White herself appears to be filming as she expectorates upon the student, though footage shot from her vantage point has yet to emerge.
‘Due to the nature of that interaction, the teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave and will not be returning to the classroom,’ said Grand Prairie Independent School District in a statement.
‘The safety and dignity of our students is paramount to providing a nurturing environment where students can learn and be successful.’
Grand Prairie Police told CBS 11: ‘The parents had the option to file charges but decided not to pursue it.’
Other parents at the school expressed their shock at the incident.
‘To me being the parent of a special needs son, I have an autistic son who is in the 7th grade, any parent who is taking care of or working with those children,’ parent Doris Brown told the CBS affiliate.
‘You have to have patience and understanding and to spit on them would portray the wrong type of behavior to that individual,’ Brown said.
She continued: ‘I think that person should be removed from that position and they need to offer more training on how to communicate and display appropriate behavior to those type of children.’
SOURCE: DailyMail, by KEITH GRIFFITH