Arraignment set for Louisiana teen accused of punching disabled teacher in apparent TikTok challenge

Crime

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A Dec. 18 arraignment date has been set for an 18-year-old Louisiana high school student accused of punching a teacher who uses a wheelchair. The motive apparently was a social media challenge, police have said.

Larrianna Jameese Jackson of Covington could get up to 10 years in prison if convicted on charges of second-degree battery and cruelty to the infirmed, District Attorney Warren Montgomery said in a news release.

He said Tuesday that she had been charged Oct. 15.

Covington police say two other teens who filmed the attack 18-year-old Trinity Gervais and an unnamed juvenile are facing charges of unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity.

Covington police arrested Jackson on Oct. 6 on a felony charge of battery of a school teacher.

They said the 64-year-old teacher needed hospital care after an attack that investigators believe was in response to a TikTok challenge, news outlets reported.

Download the ArkLaTexHomepage app to keep up with the latest top stories, breaking news, weather, sports, and more!

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss