COVINGTON, La. — A Covington High School student was arrested Wednesday in connection with a violent attack on a teacher caught on a viral cell phone video.
The Covington Police Department arrested 18-year-old Larrianna Jackson on a felony charge of battery on a school teacher.
Jackson allegedly attacked a 64-year-old, disabled schoolteacher inside a classroom.
In the video provided by police, a person they identify as Jackson walks up to the teacher, who is sitting down in a classroom. After a brief conversation, the person in the video strikes the teacher, knocking the woman out of her chair. The attacker continues to pummel her on the ground for several more seconds.
A spokesperson for the St. Tammany Parish School Board said the teacher required medical attention after the attack, and that "appropriate disciplinary action" was taken against the student following the incident.