The video, shared by Shaun King on twitter and thought to have been filmed by a fellow student of Spring Valley High School, in Columbia, South Carolina, shows a Police Officer named as Deputy Ben Fields asking a girl to rise from a classroom desk. The girl refused and the officer wraps a forearm around her neck. The officer then tips the attached chair and desk backward until she slams to the floor.
He then throws the girl several feet across the floor to the front of the classroom where he ordered her hands behind her back and applied handcuffs throwing a student across a classroom floor.
School officials and sheriff’s deputies said they are investigating the incident.
“Pending the outcome of the investigation, the district has directed that the school resource officer not return to any school in the district,” Richland Two Superintendent Debbie Hamm said.
Deputy Fields will be placed on administrative duties as authorities investigate his handling of the female student, Richland County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Curtis Wilson confirmed.