Caddo Substitute Teacher Accused of Offering Cash to Bullies
A substitute teacher at North Caddo Elementary Middle School in Vivian has been arrested. 24-year-old Aadrina Smith is accused of encouraging students to bully and attack another student. Caddo Deputies say Smith allegedly offered to pay five different students five dollars each to tackle their classmate.
Deputies also uncovered video of this incident showing Smith making the offers and she apparently congratulates three students who took part in the battery of a student.
Smith sat on the bleachers in the gym while the victim was down on the floor. The teacher did not help the student and did not report the incident to her supervisors.
According to a report received by the Caddo Youth Services Division, the incident happened at North Caddo Elementary Middle School on August 23 during a P.E. class.
Smith was arrested on September 12 and booked into Caddo Correctional Center on five counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles and malfeasance in office.
The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are pending.