UPDATE: TIFFANI SHADELL LANKFORD HAS A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGE FROM 2014 OUT OF BALTIMORE.
According to Hays CISD, Lankford attended her teacher orientation on Aug. 30, 2019. Her first job with the district was on Sept. 13. Friday was her 18th time working for the district. All substitutes in the district are required to undergo and pass fingerprint criminal background checks in order to work in the classroom.
Lankford has a domestic violence charge from 2014 out of Baltimore.
Lankford faces a charge of aggravated assault, the sheriff’s office said. She was booked in the Hays County Jail and appeared Saturday morning in court. She was read her charges and bond was set at $10,000, according to Hays County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Traeger.
A Hays CISD substitute teacher was arrested Friday after a video showing her allegedly fighting with a student surfaced online.
The video shows Tiffani Shadell Lankford, 32, approaching the 16-year-old sophomore girl and then punching the student in the face. The substitute then continues hitting the student as others look on in shock.
Governor Gregg Abbot has already stated that Hays CISD will be investigated by the Texas Education Agency.
Conduct like this won’t be tolerated in Texas classrooms.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 9, 2019
The substitute teacher who committed this heinous act has been arrested & will face serious legal consequences.
The school district will be investigated by the Texas Education Agency.#txlegehttps://t.co/S4usuZG6Zl
Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler confirms the guest teacher, Tiffani Shadell Lankford, was charged with Aggravated Assault for the incident that happened at Lehman High School on Friday afternoon. The student involved was a 15-year-old girl.