Substitute teacher accused of offering to pay 5 students $5 each to bully a classmate
She faces 5 counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles, 1 count of malfeasance in office
CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) — A substitute physical education teacher is accused of encouraging students to commit a battery and bully a classmate, the Caddo Sheriff’s Office reports.
Aadrina Salean Smith, 24, of Vivian, was arrested Monday, Sept. 12, and booked into Caddo Correctional Center on five counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles and one count of malfeasance in office. Her bonds total $10,000. She also was terminated by the Caddo Parish School District.
The incident happened during a P.E. class on Aug. 23 at North Caddo Elementary Middle School, according to a report received by the Caddo Youth Services Division.
Caddo sheriff’s Detective Dennis Williams said Smith offered to pay five different students $5 each to tackle their classmate.
Video of the incident shows Smith verbally communicating with five students and appearing to congratulate three who participated in the battery.
The substitute teacher sat on the bleachers while the victim laid on the gym floor and later got up, the Sheriff’s Office reports. Smith never helped the victim and did not report the incident.
The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are pending, authorities said.
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