Teacher suspended over sick photo showing her foot on black pupil's neck on same day Derek Chauvin was convicted

A TEXAS school teacher has been suspended for staging a sick photo of her foot pressed into the neck of a black student.

The photo went viral after it appeared on Facebook on the same day as the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict, it was reported.

The 10-year-old boy claimed the white teacher from Lamar Elementary School was "punishing" him for acting out in class, according to The Herald Banner.

The student was pictured lying on the pavement with the teacher's sneaker on top of his neck.

The teacher for the Greenville Independent School District has not been identified.

Demetrus Liggins, the district's superintendent, called the photo "inappropriate" and added that the student was not injured.

The pupil's dad told WFAA that he was "unhappy" with the photo, but his wife claimed it was a joke.

She said that she had known the teacher for years and that she had sent the photo as a joke.

The teacher reportedly warned the boy that if he didn't return his assignment, he'd "end up with her foot on his neck."

Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd on all counts prompting cheers from the crowd at the courthouse after a historic trial.


The 45-year-old former officer faces a maximum sentence of 75 years in jail after being found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after he knelt on Floyd's neck during an arrest.

The racially diverse jury – anonymous and sequestered from the outside world – deliberated for around 10-and-a-half hours before reaching their verdict on Tuesday.

As each of the charges against Chauvin was separate, jurors had to reach a separate verdict for each count.

They had to conclude Chauvin's actions were a “substantial causal factor” in Floyd’s death and that his use of force was unreasonable.

The second-degree murder charge carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, the third-degree murder charge a maximum of 25 years and the second-degree manslaughter charge a maximum of 10 years.

Sentencing is due to take place in eight weeks tine, Judge Peter Cahill said.

Chauvin's bail was immediately revoked and he was taken out of the courtroom in cuffs after the verdict was read out.

His face concealed by a face mask, little reaction could be seen from Chauvin but his eyes darted wildly around the room as he was led away.

A crowd gathered outside the courthouse, meanwhile, erupted into cheers and applause.

Chants of "justice" and "black lives matter" were heard thundering out.

At the intersection where Floyd was pinned down, a crowd chanted, “One down, three to go!” — a reference to the three other fired Minneapolis police officers facing trial in August on charges of aiding and abetting murder in Floyd’s death.


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