Houston Teacher Fired After Caught on Tape Beating Student

HOUSTON -- A charter school fired a science teacher after a student shot cell phone video of her beating a 13-year-old classmate.

Sheri Lynn Davis, 40, was fired from her job at the Jamie's House Charter School on Monday night.

Principal David Jones said he reviewed the video and determined there was "no excuse for a teacher to behave in this way with a child."

KRIV-TV in Houston reported that the video was shot in late April.

The student who was beaten, Isaiah Johnson, received a black eye and other bruises in the attack, said his mother, Alesha Johnson.

School spokeswoman Sue Davis, who is not related to the teacher, said Tuesday that Sheri Lynn Davis was put on administrative leave May 5, after the boy's mother notified the school about the incident.

There was no online telephone listing for a Sheri Lynn Davis in Houston. Someone named Sheri Davis had a telephone number but it was unpublished.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident, Deputy Janie Wagner said. She declined to elaborate.

Isaiah Johnson is still enrolled in the school and was attending classes Tuesday, Sue Davis said.

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