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Substitute Gym Teacher Paid Students $5 Each To Tackle Classmates, Police Say

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Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office; MEGA

Sep. 18 2022, Published 3:03 p.m. ET

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A substitute teacher at a Louisiana school is accused of encouraging bullying and now faces criminal charges.

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Last week, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana arrested Aadrina Smith, 24, a substitute teacher.

The incident happened at North Caddo Elementary School in late August during a physical education class, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators said Smith offered to pay five different students $5 each to tackle their classmates.

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Video showed Smith talking to the students and then congratulating the three who participated in the battery, according to the sheriff’s office. She sat on the bleachers while the victim lay on the gym floor, and later got up.

Smith did not report the incident or offer help, according to the sheriff’s office.

She was charged with five counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles and malfeasance in office. Authorities said she was fired by the school district.

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