“Slap A Teacher” Challenge Blamed for High School Student Brutally Beating Elderly, Wheelchair-Bound Teacher

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Jackson had initially been charged with felony battery of a school teacher after she had been arrested
Larrianna Jackson, 18, is facing a prison sentence of up to 10 years after being hit with upgraded felony charges in connections with the unprovoked assault of a disabled, 64 year-old teacher who is confined to a wheelchair, authorities said on Tuesday.

COVINGTON, LA – A teenaged Louisiana high school student is in deep trouble with law enforcement after she reportedly assaulted an elderly, wheelchair-bound teacher while being filmed for what some are alleging is a TikTok trend known as the “Slap a Teacher” challenge.

Larrianna Jackson, 18, is facing a prison sentence of up to 10 years after being hit with upgraded felony charges in connections with the unprovoked assault of a disabled, 64 year-old teacher who is confined to a wheelchair, authorities said on Tuesday.

Jackson had initially been charged with felony battery of a school teacher after she had been arrested on October 6, but District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s office announced additional charges against her on Friday after reviewing the evidence in the case, including felony second-degree battery with cruelty to the infirmed.

In a cellphone video recorded by an unnamed student at Covington High School, Jackson is seen approaching the wheelchair-using teacher at her desk after class, where they are seen speaking briefly. Then, without provocation, Jackson is seen punching the teacher in the face and knocking her onto the ground; Jackson then continues brutally punching the disabled teacher several times, until the video abruptly ends.

The teacher was taken to the hospital, where she was treated for multiple injuries sustained from the beating according to officials, who alleged that the attack was possibly tied to a viral TikTok trend known as the “slap a teacher” challenge.

Representatives for TikTok – a popular video-sharing and social networking app – issued a statement on Twitter in response to the incident, where they vowed to remove any videos related to the “slap a teacher” challenge that may appear their site.

“The rumored ‘slap a teacher’ dare is an insult to educators everywhere,” the tweet said. “And while this is not a trend on TikTok, if at any point it shows up, content will be removed.”

Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned on December 8.

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