Substitute teacher fired at Lehman

Staff reports

A substitute teacher at Lehman High School was fired Friday after video circulated of an altercation with a student.

Tiffani Shadell Lankford, 32, is charged with aggravated assault, a second degree custody. She is due to see a judge on Saturday morning.

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office said a School Resource officer received information “of an assault that just occurred in one of the classrooms” at Lehman, involving a “guest teacher” and a 15-year-old female student.

Lt. Dennis Gutierrez said the victim was released to her father, who took her to a local hospital for evaluation. Gutierrez said the investigation is ongoing and urged anyone who might have information to contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896 and speak with the Criminal Investigations Division. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-324-TIPS.

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