Felicia A. Smith, a middle school teacher, has been charged with an improper relationship with a student after giving him a lap dance at Stovall Middle School in Texas.
According to court documents, a 15-year-old male student told Smith in February that it was his birthday. He said other students in the classroom then prompted him to sit in a chair at the front of the room. Then Smith gave him a lap dance with full-on contact for about four minutes while a song played.
The 42-year-old teacher reportedly told the boy afterward, “I love you, baby, happy birthday,” while hugging him. Smith told police she performed the lap dance because her class persuaded her to do so. She said she recalls “circling the student while he was sitting in the chair and losing her balance a few times which made the students laugh,” but when asked if the allegations were false, replied, “no comment.” The incident is on videotape.
The Aldine Independent School District released a statement Friday morning:
"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.
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"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."