US teacher gives student lap dance

A middle school teacher in Houston, Texas, has admitted that she gave a 15-year-old student a lap dance in front of the rest of his class.

Felicia Smith (right), 42, has been charged with engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student, reported news station KHOU.

A male student at the school said Smith grabbed his journal and stopped him from talking to his friends as he walked into class.

When the bell rang, Smith placed a chair at the front of the room and the boy's classmates told him to sit on it.

Music started to play. Then Smith gave the student a "full contact lap dance", grinding against him.

At the end of the dance, which apparently lasted about four minutes, Smith hugged the student and said: "I love you baby, happy birthday."

When she was questioned by the police, the teacher said she did it at the urging of his classmates.

Investigators are reviewing video footage of the incident.