Former teacher accused of beating student pleads guilty

April 18, 2011 1:21:14 PM PDT
A former teacher caught on camera beating a student has pleaded guilty to injury of a child.

Sheri Lynn Davis was working at Jamie's House Charter School when cell phone video was taken of her beating a 13-year-old male student. Last week, Davis was sentenced to five years probation, deferred adjudication and a $130 fine.

Her lawyer claims she beat the student to protect another child in the classroom. Davis was fired from the school.