A Texas middle school teacher was filmed removing her face mask and intentionally breathing on a student.
The teacher is seen cornering the student during the September 17 altercation.
The teacher has been removed from the classroom and faces termination, according to the Daily Mail.
The educator, who has not been named, was caught on camera shouting, “I don’t care,” while she cornered the student at Mead Middle School in Houston during an altercation that took place on September 17.
The student can repeatedly be heard in the footage asking the teacher to “get out of my face.”
It is not clear what led to the altercation.
The video, widely shared on social media, shows the maskless teacher breaching the school district’s COVID-19 protocols and proceeding to exhale in close proximity to the student deliberately.
The Aldine Independent School District, where the middle school is located, is one of the 19 school districts in Texas that requires face coverings for all students and staff, the Daily Mail said.
On Thursday, according to the Daily Mail, the district said that the teacher has been removed from the classroom and is facing termination.
“After being notified of the incident, the teacher was removed from the classroom and an investigation was conducted,” a spokesperson told the media outlet. “The investigation has concluded and the district will take appropriate administrative action.”
The Aldine Independent School district did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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