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Shocking moment a female teacher, 32, is caught on video brutally beating a student

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A high school teacher was arrested on Friday after she was captured on video brutally attacking a special needs student.

In the horrifying footage, the 16-year-old student appears to strike the female teacher in the face before the teacher is seen holding the girl down in her seat.

The teacher then strikes the girl at least three times before throwing her to the floor. 

The beating continues when the teacher is seen stomping on the sophomore girl’s head before yelling at her and walking away. 

In the horrifying footage, the 16-year-old student appears to strike the female teacher in the face before the teacher is seen holding the girl down in her seat

In the horrifying footage, the 16-year-old student appears to strike the female teacher in the face before the teacher is seen holding the girl down in her seat

The teacher then strikes the girl at least three times before throwing her to the floor

The teacher then strikes the girl at least three times before throwing her to the floor

A high school teacher was arrested on Friday after she was captured on video brutally attacking a special needs student

Other students (pictured in black) are seen in the classroom and several appeared in shock as the incident took place

Other students (pictured in black) are seen in the classroom and several appeared in shock as the incident took place

Other students (pictured in black) are seen in the classroom and several appeared in shock as the incident took place

Other students are seen in the classroom and several appeared in shock as the incident took place. 

Authorities identified the woman in the video as Tiffani Shadell Lankford, 32, who was immediately fired from her position as a substitute teacher and arrested. 

Lankford, who has a prior offense for a 2014 domestic violence incident, has been charged with aggravated assault.

Police said the student was taken to a local hospital. She is still recovering from severe injuries. 

Lankford was taken to the Hays County Jail, but she posted bond on Saturday.

The teen’s family released a statement through their attorney, Paul Batrice, saying that they were horrified by the incident.

‘We are shocked and disgusted after seeing the abuse and excessive force used in this teacher’s attempt to discipline a special needs child,’ Batrice told KVUE on behalf of the student’s family. 

‘There is no excuse for this type of behavior. Given this teacher’s alleged criminal history of domestic violence and the video footage that has shaken our community, we have started an investigation into this teacher and Hays CISD in the hopes of ensuring justice for this family and so that no Texas student ever endures such extreme behavior again,’ the attorney’s statement read. 

According to the family’s attorney, the student has a special needs 504 Education Plan with the district and suffers from seizures. 

Authorities identified the woman in the video as Tiffani Lankford (pictured), 32, who was immediately fired from her position as a substitute teacher and arrested

Authorities identified the woman in the video as Tiffani Lankford (pictured), 32, who was immediately fired from her position as a substitute teacher and arrested

Authorities identified the woman in the video as Tiffani Lankford (pictured), 32, who was immediately fired from her position as a substitute teacher and arrested

Officials from the Hays Consolidated Independent School District shared a statement regarding the incident on Friday. 

‘As a Hays CISD family, when one of our schools and students is hurting, we all hurt. You may have already seen stories on the news tonight, or the video on social media, about a horrible incident that occurred late this afternoon at Lehman High School.

‘It was a traumatic event for the student, her classmates, and the teachers and staff at Lehman High School. Let us all keep the Lobos in our hearts this weekend. I know we all wish our student and her family well as she recovers from this assault,’ the statement reads. 

According to the district the assault occurred in a foreign language class. 

‘During the assault, classmates of the 16-year-old girl alerted other adults on campus that the assault was underway. 

Authorities removed the teacher from the classroom and she was questioned by school resource officer law enforcement agents, according to the district. 

‘Under no circumstance is that behavior tolerated at Lehman High School or in Hays CISD,’ said Lehman Principal Karen Zuniga. 

‘We take the safety and security of our students seriously. We took swift action when this incident occurred and will do everything necessary to protect our students,’ Zuniga added.  

Governor Greg Abbott also weighed in on the classroom attack. 'Conduct like this won't be tolerated in Texas classrooms. The substitute teacher who committed this heinous act has been arrested & will face serious legal consequences,' Abbott tweeted (above)

Governor Greg Abbott also weighed in on the classroom attack. 'Conduct like this won't be tolerated in Texas classrooms. The substitute teacher who committed this heinous act has been arrested & will face serious legal consequences,' Abbott tweeted (above)

Governor Greg Abbott also weighed in on the classroom attack. ‘Conduct like this won’t be tolerated in Texas classrooms. The substitute teacher who committed this heinous act has been arrested & will face serious legal consequences,’ Abbott tweeted (above)

The incident occurred at the Lehman High School (pictured) in Kyle, Texas

The incident occurred at the Lehman High School (pictured) in Kyle, Texas

The incident occurred at the Lehman High School (pictured) in Kyle, Texas 

In addition to firing the substitute teacher, the district reported the incident to the Texas Education Agency.

According to the district, the substitute teacher had worked for Hays CISD since August 30, 2019, when she underwent orientation training. 

Her first substitute job in a classroom in the district was on September 13, 2019. 

She had worked in a classroom in the district a total of 18 times, including Friday. 

‘We are appalled at the actions of this former employee,’ said Tim Savoy, Chief Communication Officer for Hays CISD. 

‘There is absolutely no excuse or circumstance that can justify what you see unfold on the video. It is unconscionable what this adult did to one of our students.’

Governor Greg Abbott also weighed in on the classroom attack. 

‘Conduct like this won’t be tolerated in Texas classrooms. The substitute teacher who committed this heinous act has been arrested & will face serious legal consequences,’ Abbott tweeted. 

‘The school district will be investigated by the Texas Education Agency.’

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Indian farmer, 70, has THREE-INCH long parasitic worm removed from his eyeball

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An Indian farmer had a three-inch long (7cm) parasitic worm removed from his eye that had been living in him for more than a decade.

Jashu Patel, from Virar Town, near Mumbai, sought medical help after suffering severe pain and itchiness in his right eye for two months.

Doctors at the Narayan Hospital and Research Centre in Bharuch, Gujarat, were perplexed when medicine failed to relieve his symptoms.

After running a series of tests, medics spotted the parasite wriggling around in the back of the 70-year-old’s eyeball.

Jashu Patel, from Virar Town, near Mumbai, has the parasitic worm removed from him eyeball

Jashu Patel, from Virar Town, near Mumbai, has the parasitic worm removed from him eyeball

Jashu Patel, from Virar Town, near Mumbai, has the parasitic worm removed from him eyeball 

The three inch long creature is believed to have entered his bloodstream 12 years ago during a dog bite

The three inch long creature is believed to have entered his bloodstream 12 years ago during a dog bite

The three inch long creature is believed to have entered his bloodstream 12 years ago during a dog bite

They successfully plucked the worm out during a 25-minute operation. The medics believe the creature may have invaded his bloodstream through a dog bite 12 years ago.

Dr Milan Panchal, a senior ophthalmologist who led the operation, said: ‘We pulled it out alive. We only gave him topical anaesthesia.

‘The patient could feel the worm being taken out. If the worm was not removed on time, it could have blinded the man.

‘There is also a chance that the worm could have gone to his brain through bloodstream. A surgery would have needed to remove it from the brain.

‘It took us 25 minutes to remove the parasite. It was difficult to pin it down as it was moving around.’   

The actual medical term for having a parasitic worm or its larvae in the eye is ocular filariasis. They are normally transmitted through mosquito bites.

Mr Patel after successfully having the parasite plucked from his eyeball during a 25-minute op

Mr Patel after successfully having the parasite plucked from his eyeball during a 25-minute op

Mr Patel after successfully having the parasite plucked from his eyeball during a 25-minute op

Mr Patel worked in a farm in Virar Town, near Mumbai. Medics say the worm was more than likely contracted through a dog bite or from cow's milk on the farm

Mr Patel worked in a farm in Virar Town, near Mumbai. Medics say the worm was more than likely contracted through a dog bite or from cow's milk on the farm

Mr Patel worked in a farm in Virar Town, near Mumbai. Medics say the worm was more than likely contracted through a dog bite or from cow’s milk on the farm

But the team of doctors claim in Mr Patel’s case they may have entered his blood through an infected dog.

He may also have contracted the parasites from milking cows or from a mosquito bite on the farm, they said. 

Dr Panchal added: ‘We investigated his case and found that he was bitten by a dog some 12 years ago.

‘It is possible that the parasite might have entered his bloodstream and settled in the eye. Dogs and cats have these parasites in their tongue.’

Doctors are still awaiting tests to work out which species of parasite the worm belonged to. But they suspect it is Sparganum. 

There have been less than 1,000 cases of the worm in the eyeball reported in scientific literature.

Amazed doctors spotted the parasite, which measured 15cm, squirming around in one of his eyeballs and pulled it out (pictured: the worm being removed)

Amazed doctors spotted the parasite, which measured 15cm, squirming around in one of his eyeballs and pulled it out (pictured: the worm being removed)

Amazed doctors spotted the parasite, which measured 15cm, squirming around in one of his eyeballs and pulled it out (pictured: the worm being removed)

The unnamed patient, from India, complained of both pain and itching in his eyes and decided to seek medical help (pictured: the worm in the man's eye)

The unnamed patient, from India, complained of both pain and itching in his eyes and decided to seek medical help (pictured: the worm in the man's eye)

The unnamed patient, from India, complained of both pain and itching in his eyes and decided to seek medical help (pictured: the worm in the man’s eye)

Last year, doctors in India removed a 15cm-long wriggling worm from a 60-year-old man’s eye. 

The patient sought help at New Medical Centre in Kundapur. It is unknown how the worm got into his eye.

Dr Srikanth Shetty noticed the parasitic worm in his eye and identified it as being from the Wuchereria Bancrofti species.

Dr Shetty warned the worm had the potential to permanently damage the man’s eyesight, if it was not removed immediately.

WHAT IS A PARASITE? 

A parasite is an organism which lives inside another living organism, and depends on other creatures in order to stay alive. They often harm their host in the process.  

Many different parasites affect humans and they can transmit deadly diseases such as malaria and trichomoniasis, which can be passed on during sex.

Around three quarters of parasites are so small they’re not visible to the human eye but some, such as worms, may grow much larger. 

Examples of parasites which may live in humans include tapeworms and roundworm, which both live in the digestive tract.

Possible symptoms of parasite infection include skin bumps or rashes, weight loss or increased appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhoea, and fever.

Source: Medical News Today 

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Amanda Rosenberg who had affair with Google CEO speaks about suicide attempt

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A woman who had an affair with the married CEO of Google has spoken out for the first time about the abuse she received in the wake of the scandal. 

Amanda Rosenberg hit the headlines aged 27 in 2013 when she had a relationship with the tech giant’s billionaire CEO Sergey Brin, who was 13 years her senior and married with two children. 

Ms Rosenberg, who attended the same £38,955-a-year school as Kate Middleton and her siblings, had moved from Britain to Google HQ in California after being chosen to be the face of the ill-fated Google Glass project. 

She has now released a book in which she details her mental health struggles, attempted suicide and, ‘intense and tumultuous relationship’. 

She said the fallout from the affair was ‘incredibly painful’, adding: ‘It’s never the men who get s**t-shamed.’

Amanda Rosenberg (second left) hit headlines when she had a relationship with Sergey Brin (right). From left: Google designer Isabelle Olsson, Amanda Rosenberg, designer Diane von Furstenberg and Google CEO Sergey Brin pictured launching Google Glass in 2012

Amanda Rosenberg (second left) hit headlines when she had a relationship with Sergey Brin (right). From left: Google designer Isabelle Olsson, Amanda Rosenberg, designer Diane von Furstenberg and Google CEO Sergey Brin pictured launching Google Glass in 2012

Amanda Rosenberg (second left) hit headlines when she had a relationship with Sergey Brin (right). From left: Google designer Isabelle Olsson, Amanda Rosenberg, designer Diane von Furstenberg and Google CEO Sergey Brin pictured launching Google Glass in 2012 

Ms Rosenberg

Ms Rosenberg

Ms Rosenberg has now released a book in which she details being in an 'intense and tumultuous relationship' and 'being s**t shamed'

Ms Rosenberg has now released a book in which she details being in an 'intense and tumultuous relationship' and 'being s**t shamed'

Ms Rosenberg (pictured left and right), has now released a book in which she details being in an ‘intense and tumultuous relationship’ and ‘being s**t shamed’

Ms Rosenberg has now left the tech world behind and turned her hand to comedy writing. 

Ms Rosenberg has now left the tech world behind and turned her hand to comedy writing

Ms Rosenberg has now left the tech world behind and turned her hand to comedy writing

Ms Rosenberg has now left the tech world behind and turned her hand to comedy writing

In her book, ‘That’s Mental: Painfully Funny Things That Drive Me Crazy about Being Mentally Ill’, she, ‘breaks down myths and misconceptions about what it means to live, laugh, love with bipolar II in a darkly funny, but familiar way.’ 

Ms Rosenberg details the ‘everyday realities of mental illness’ with a series of anecdotes ‘from someone who’s been there, done that, and still has no idea what she’s doing.’

Asked about the relationship and subsequent fallout, she told The Telegraph: ‘It would tip anyone over the edge. It was incredibly painful. 

‘It’s always the men who are protected.

‘I was completely alone when I had to work my way back from complete mental rubble. 

‘And I rebuilt my life and I made it what it is today.’ 

Referring to her time working at Google, she said she appeared to be ‘winning’ but added: ‘Inside [I was] just dying and confused and scared and alone.’ 

Ms Rosenberg had worked closely with Brin's then-wife Anne Wojcicki (pictured together).  Miss Wojcicki later claimed she found a trail of incriminating emails between Ms Rosenberg and Brin, her husband of six years

Ms Rosenberg had worked closely with Brin's then-wife Anne Wojcicki (pictured together).  Miss Wojcicki later claimed she found a trail of incriminating emails between Ms Rosenberg and Brin, her husband of six years

Ms Rosenberg had worked closely with Brin’s then-wife Anne Wojcicki (pictured together).  Miss Wojcicki later claimed she found a trail of incriminating emails between Ms Rosenberg and Brin, her husband of six years

Amanda Rosenberg, pictured while still working at Google,  with the rapper Tinie Tempah

Amanda Rosenberg, pictured while still working at Google,  with the rapper Tinie Tempah

Amanda Rosenberg, pictured while still working at Google,  with the rapper Tinie Tempah

According to posts on her blog, Ms Rosenberg was born in Hong Kong and raised in London, and refers to herself as a ‘Chinese Jew’ – a ‘Chew’. Her mother is from Hong Kong, and her father is British.

She boarded at Marlborough College with Kate and Pippa Middleton and Princess Eugenie, and worked for Google after graduating with a communications degree from Leeds University.

She was based in London, before moving to San Francisco to work at Google’s Silicon Valley nerve center in 2012.  

It was there she became marketing manager for Google Glass, a wearable computer in the shape of a pair of spectacles – which alarmed privacy campaigners because it can film what the user sees.

Within a year of the move to America, Ms Rosenberg made headlines around the world when it was reported she and Brin were ‘having an affair’. 

Before her relationship with Brin, Rosenberg dated Hugo Barra, who worked for Google Android

Before her relationship with Brin, Rosenberg dated Hugo Barra, who worked for Google Android

Before her relationship with Brin, Rosenberg dated Hugo Barra, who worked for Google Android

At the time Ms Rosenberg was dating her colleague at Google, senior executive Hugo Barra. 

Ms Rosenberg had worked closely with Brin’s then-wife Anne Wojcicki’s after she sought her advice on pitching the Google Glass product to mothers. 

The two became friends, it was reported at the time, but Miss Wojcicki later claimed she found a trail of incriminating emails between Ms Rosenberg and Brin, her husband of six years.

The pair later split and Brin moved out of the $7 million Los Altos family home in April 2013. 

Shortly after the relationship came to light, Ms Rosenberg revealed online that she was being treated for clinical depression, describing herself as a ‘ticking timebomb’. 

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Taliban releases two American University teachers

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Two Western university professors have been freed by the Taliban today in exchange for three militant commanders who were released on Monday.

The hostages, American citizen Kevin King and Australian national Timothy Weeks, were released today more than three years after they were abducted in 2016. 

Both men, who taught at the American University in Kabul, were flown out of the southern Zabul province by US helicopters this morning, according to local police. 

‘The two professors are safely freed and are being taken care of now,’ an Afghan official said. 

Their release came hours after the Afghan government freed three Taliban prisoners and sent them to Qatar. 

They include Anas Haqqani, who was seized in 2014 and whose older brother is the deputy Taliban leader and head of the Haqqani network, a notorious Taliban affiliate. 

Freed: Australian national Timothy Weeks (left) and American citizen Kevin King (right) have been freed by the Taliban in exchange for three of the militant group's commanders

Freed: Australian national Timothy Weeks (left) and American citizen Kevin King (right) have been freed by the Taliban in exchange for three of the militant group's commanders

Freed: Australian national Timothy Weeks (left) and American citizen Kevin King (right) have been freed by the Taliban in exchange for three of the militant group’s commanders

Afghan authorities accuse Anas of a being a high-level player in the Taliban, but the militants have long demanded his release. 

The other two Taliban prisoners to be released are Haji Mali Khan and Abdul Rashid, whose brother is based in Qatar. 

King (pictured in 2016) and Weeks were captured by the Taliban three years ago at the university in Kabul where they worked

King (pictured in 2016) and Weeks were captured by the Taliban three years ago at the university in Kabul where they worked

King (pictured in 2016) and Weeks were captured by the Taliban three years ago at the university in Kabul where they worked

Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani announced the prisoner swap last week in the hope of restarting talks with the militants. 

King and Weeks were kidnapped by gunmen wearing military uniforms in the heart of Kabul in August 2016.

They later appeared looking gaunt and haggard in a Taliban hostage video. The militant network said King was in poor health and suffering from a heart and kidney condition that they were unable to treat. 

Both said they were being treated well by the Taliban, but it was impossible to know if they were being forced to speak.  

Ghani said last week that the pair had been ‘deteriorating while in the custody of the terrorists’. 

The US has previously mounted two raids in an attempt to rescue the jailed professors, but both raids missed the pair by hours. 

‘This morning at around 10am two American University professors were released in Nawbahar district of Zabul province [near the border with Pakistan],’ a police source said today. ‘They were flown out of Zabul by American helicopters.’

The American University of Afghanistan today welcomed news of the release of their professors. 

The university ‘shares the relief of the families of Kevin and Timothy’ and would look to provide ‘all the support we can to Kevin and Tim and their families,’ a statement said.  

There was no immediate comment from the US embassy in Afghanistan. 

Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan was also quick to welcome the release of the two professors.

‘We appreciate steps taken by all involved to make it possible,’ he said. 

In exchange the Afghan government has agreed to release Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of the Taliban's military leader (thought to be pictured at Bagram prison in recent days)

In exchange the Afghan government has agreed to release Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of the Taliban's military leader (thought to be pictured at Bagram prison in recent days)

In exchange the Afghan government has agreed to release Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of the Taliban’s military leader (thought to be pictured at Bagram prison in recent days)

Abdul Rashid

Abdul Rashid

Haji Mali Khan

Haji Mali Khan

Abdul Rashid (left), a senior Taliban commander involved in suicide bombings, and Haji Mali Khan (right) have also been released

Anas Haqqani is the younger brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani, who heads the Taliban’s Haqqani Network which has been blamed for some of the most shocking and brutal attacks in Afghanistan since the US invasion of 2001.  

Rashid is a senior Taliban commander who was involved in equipping, training and transporting suicide bombers, according to reports. 

Hajji Mali Khan is believed to be a senior Taliban commander, though his exact role in the group is unclear. 

The prisoner swap is aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between America and the Taliban to put an end to the 18-year conflict still raging in the country.

An agreement had appeared to be in sight earlier this year but a fresh wave of violence in Kabul that killed a US soldier brought talks to a grinding halt. 

The agreement called for direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, which has so far refused to take part in such negotiations. 

Ghani said he hoped the swap would ‘pave the way’ for the start of unofficial direct talks between his government and the Taliban.     

Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani (centre) announced the prisoner-swap in a televised address last week (pictured), saying it was aimed at restarting stalled peace talks

Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani (centre) announced the prisoner-swap in a televised address last week (pictured), saying it was aimed at restarting stalled peace talks

Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani (centre) announced the prisoner-swap in a televised address last week (pictured), saying it was aimed at restarting stalled peace talks

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