In today’s “What the hell are these teachers thinking” news, a Houston middle school teacher has been charged with having an improper relationship with her middle school student.
According to authorities, Felicia Smith, 42, a teacher at Stovall Middle School, gave her student a lap dance on February 26. Allegedly, a male student received the lap dance after he walked into the classroom late. Ms. Smith placed a chair in front of the room. Music started playing and the entire class of middle school students began yelling and telling him to sit down.
The dance was apparently for his birthday.
The student said he sat down and Ms. Smith gave him a full contact lap dance, rotating her buttocks against him and rubbing her hands all over his body. Ms. Smith also got on her knees in front of him and placed her head between his legs. The student admitted that he slapped Ms. Smith on the buttocks a few times.
At the end of the dance, Ms. Smith wrapped her arms around the student and he gave her bottom another squeeze. She hugged him and said “I love you, baby. Happy birthday,” according to documents.
During questioning, Smith admitted that she gave the youngster a lap dance at the urging of his classmates. She recalled that she lost her balance a few times as she circled his chair, which made the students laugh. She said her performance lasted about four minutes.
Investigators reviewed video of the lap dance performance and it actually lasted 3.54 minutes. A copy of the video is on file at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and another copy is with the Aldine ISD Police Department.
Smith was charged and given a $30,000 bond.
The school district released the following statement:
A criminal charge of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student has been filed against a Stovall Middle School teacher. The charge was filed by Aldine Independent School District Police, who investigated the case along with the campus administration. The teacher was removed from the campus during the investigation and has not returned. The district takes this allegation seriously and is fully cooperating with prosecutors. The safety and security of our students will continue to be a top priority in Aldine ISD.