by KHOU.com staff Posted on April 25, 2014 at 6:37 AM Updated today at 9:29 PM
HOUSTON – A middle school teacher has sashayed her way into a lot of trouble after she allegedly gave one of her students a birthday lap dance in front of the entire class.
Felicia Smith, 42, was charged with improper relationship with student.
It all happened at Stovall Middle School on February 26, according to Aldine ISD police.
According to a male student, “Ms. Smith” grabbed his journal and stopped him from talking to his friends as he walked into his third-period class. He said he sat at his desk, and after the tardy bell rang, she placed a chair in front of the room. Music started playing and the entire class of middle school students began yelling and telling him to sit down. It was his birthday.
The student said he sat down and Ms. Smith gave him a full contact lap dance, rotating her buttocks against him and rubbing her hands all over his body. Ms. Smith also got on her knees in front of him and placed her head between his legs. The student admitted that he slapped Ms. Smith on the buttocks a few times.
(Credit: Harris County Sheriff’s Office) Felicia Smith, 42, was charged with improper relationship with student.
At the end of the dance, Ms. Smith wrapped her arms around the student and he gave her bottom another squeeze. She hugged him and said “I love you, baby. Happy birthday,” according to documents.
During questioning, Smith admitted that she gave the youngster a lap dance at the urging of his classmates. She recalled that she lost her balance a few times as she circled his chair, which made the students laugh. She said her performance lasted about four minutes.
Investigators reviewed video of the lap dance performance and it actually lasted 3.54 minutes. A copy of the video is on file at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and another copy is with the Aldine ISD Police Department.
Smith was charged and given a $30,000 bond.
She made her first court appearance Friday morning where her case was reset.
Aldine ISD released 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.