Teen allegedly slapped disabled teacher for TikTok video, now faces 10 years in prison

Source: MEGA; District Attorney for the Louisiana Parishes of Washington and St. Tammany

Oct. 20 2021, Published 12:20 p.m. ET

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A teen in Louisiana faces felony charges after she allegedly slapped a disabled teacher as part of a social media challenge, investigators announced.

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Larriana Jameese Jackson, 18, was charged with second-degree battery and cruelty to the infirmed, according to the District Attorney for the Louisiana Parishes of Washington and St. Tammany.

She now faces up to 10 years in prison.

Jackson was initially arrested on Oct. 6 and, at that time, charged with battery of a school teacher.

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The arrest happened after a video spread on social media that showed Jackson struck a 64-eyar-old, wheel-chair-bound woman, according to WVUE.

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The video showed the suspect hitting the educator several times in a Covington, Louisiana, high school.

Police said Jackson wanted to participate in the “Slap a Teacher” challenge on Tik Tok, according to WVUE. The social-media platform has denounced the effort and removed videos related to the challenge.


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