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WILLIAMSTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teacher who says she was forced to retire after a viral video was misconstrued will return to the classroom.

In a joint statement, Palmetto High algebra teacher Lisa Houston and Anderson School District 1 trustees say the teacher meant no harm in the video where she was seen tugging on a student’s hair, patting his cheek and nudging him with his foot while he slept in class.

Houston says she was forced to retire after the video hit the internet. At a May 9 meeting, hundreds of students and parents turned out to support Houston, saying she tried to keep her classroom light-hearted.

Houston has been teaching for 27 years.