Sherri Lynn Davis, America's Fightin' Teacher, Gets Deferred Adjudication

Sherri Lynn Davis got more than her 15 minutes of fame (in web terms, at least) when video of her whaling on a student went viral.

She parlayed it into an appearance on Good Morning America, where she took responsibility for losing her temper but blamed a chronically chaotic atmosphere at Jamie's House Charter School in the northwest part of Harris County.

She's come to a plea agreement on charges of injury to a child, and if she successfully completes a five-year probation, the charges will be dropped via a deferred adjudication.

Oh, and she has to pay a $130 fine.

Davis and the school are still being sued by the parent of the child in the video. Court documents show the defendants claimed state law made them immune to any damages and asked for a summary judgment, but the case continues.

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