At some schools, teachers allow the class to sing Happy Birthday to students, maybe even bring in a few cupcakes to celebrate. But one 42-year-old teacher in Houston, Texas, brought a student's birthday celebration to a whole other level.
In front of the whole class.
Felicia Smith, a 42-year-old middle school teacher, was charged last week with having an "improper relationship with a student."
According to a male student, just after class began, music started playing and his classmates began yelling at him to sit down in a chair that had been placed at the front of the room. He sat down and said Ms. Smith then gave him a 4-minute-long "full contact lap dance, rotating her buttocks against him and rubbing her hands all over his body." She also "got on her knees in front of him and placed her head between his legs." The student admitted that he slapped his teacher on the rear-end a few times. When she finished the dance, Smith said, "I love you, baby. Happy Birthday."
During questioning with investigators, Smith admitted giving the boy the lap dance. How could she do otherwise, when ... you saw this coming: the incident was caught on video tape. (You gotta know that's going to happen when you do a lap dance in a room full of middle-schoolers.)
Can you imagine if your child came home from school and instead of saying "nothing" when you asked him what happened that day, he said, "Ms. So-and-So gave So-and-so a lap dance for his birthday. AND he got to slap her butt!" Exactly.
Smith was freed on a $30,000 bond, and she's been relieved of her teaching duties at the middle school for now.
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Image via North Harris County Sheriff's Office