HOUSTON, April 26 (UPI) -- Police in Texas are moving forward with criminal charges against a teacher who allegedly performed a lap dance on a 15-year-old student at the request of her class.
Felicia Smith, 42, is being charged with having an improper relationship with a student after authorities obtained video of the incident.
The student in question told police that Smith gyrated her body against his crotch, touched him repeatedly and placed her head between his legs from a kneeling position. This, allegedly, to celebrate the student's fifteenth birthday. During and upon conclusion of the dance, the student slapped and groped Smith’s buttocks at her encouragement. At one point, she told the student she loved him and wished him a happy birthday.
Aldine Independent School District issued 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.
Smith’s first court appearance was yesterday, and the case was reset.