A video has surfaced showing a male school resources officer at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina assaulting a female student.
The officer can be seen attempting to pull the student out of her desk before pushing her backwards to the ground, picking her up and throwing her some distance across the classroom floor.
Warning: This video is disturbing.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott told local news channel WISTV, the officer was reportedly "acting in response to a student who was refusing to leave class." Lott added,
WISTV additionally published a second, longer video from the incident: wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina
A group of parents calling themselves the Richland Two Black Parents Association said in a statement,
For its part, the school district said in a statement,
Citations: Video shows confrontation between Spring Valley student and school resource officer (WISTV)