A South Carolina school resource officer is seen on video throwing around a female student.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – Richland School District 2 school officials have banned a school resource officer from the district in response to a video supposedly taken at Spring Valley High School showing the officer slamming and dragging a student from her desk.
School officials confirmed the incident happened on Monday between a female student and school resource officer Ben Fields.
Fields, according to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, was acting in response to the student, who was refusing to leave class.
“The student was told she was under arrest for disturbing school and given instructions which she again refused,” Lott said. “The video then shows the student resisting and being arrested by the SRO.”
The video shows Fields approaching the girl sitting at a desk in a classroom. Fields grabs the girl’s arm while putting his own arm around the student’s neck.
A struggle ensues, and the girl falls on the floor before being dragged away and out of the view of the camera.
Video at the link.
I’m pretty sure that someone is now out of a job and in need of a good lawyer.