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    The student told police the teacher ordered him into the hallway, where she said, "I'm tired of you."

    A Texas elementary school teacher was fired and charged with felony after punching a second-grader in the face. 

    Lisa Allison, 48, was charged Monday with felony injury to a child for an Oct. 12 incident at Landis Elementary School in Houston, The Houston Chronicle reports.

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    According to court documents, security camera video shows a student sitting on the floor in the hallway with the teacher bending over him. As the boy walks away, the teacher is seen grabbing him.

    The two struggle and the teacher punches the student in the face, according to the probable cause statement.

    The teacher is then seen pinning the boy on the ground while sitting on his back. 

    The student told police Allison ordered him into the hallway, where she said, "I'm tired of you." Allison offered a different version of what happened, saying the student was disruptive, but admitted to holding the student down.

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    The teacher was placed on administrative leave when administrators were notified of the incident, the district said in a statement to the Chronicle. She will not be allowed to return to the district, the report said.

    Allison was released on a $10,000 bond. She is due in court Nov. 17, 2016.