Parents Outraged Over Video Showing Student Dragged Away By School Resource Officer

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RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. — A video of a confrontation between a South Carolina high school student and the school resource officer has sparked outrage with some parents.

The video was taken at Spring Valley High School, located northeast of Columbia.

School officials confirmed to WIS-TV the incident happened on Monday but did not provide additional details.

In the video, a struggle ensues and the student falls on the floor before being dragged away and out of view of the camera. WIS-TV reports that the student is female.

Parents of students at the high school are reacting to the video. A group called the “Richland Two Black Parents Association” called the video “unacceptable.”

“Parents are heartbroken as this is just another example of the intolerance that continues to be of issue in Richland School District Two particularly with families and children of color,” the group said in a statement, according to WIS-TV. “As we have stated in the past, we stand ready to work in collaboration to address these horrible acts of violence and inequities among our children.”

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott told WLTX that the student had been disruptive and refused to leave the class after the teacher asked her to. An administrator was called to the room and made the same request and the student refused again, Lott said.

When the school resource officer came to the classroom, the officer forcibly removed the student and she resisted arrest, Lott told WLTX.

Richland School District Two Superintendent Dr. Libby Roof told WLTX that the district was “deeply concerned” about the incident and will not tolerate any actions that jeopardize the safety of students.

 

4 comments

  • zztopperman

    Act respectful and be treated with respect. Act disrespectful and you should expect rough treatment like this! And I don’t give a rip what color you are! The young woman was told to leave and she disregarded that order! She got what she deserved ! I would not want to see my child treated this way, but you better believe if I saw one of my kids acting disorderly and disrespectfully to another person, I’d be dragging him or her out the same way! If you don’t want to see your kids treated this way, teach them to be respectful of others!!!!

  • Susan Brodie

    No, no, no, no, no, you do not treat people like this, that officer should be fired immediately!!! You do not grab people in a choke hold & slam them to the ground!!! That is assault & the officer should be charged with such, I hope that girl is okay!!! Her parents need to see a lawyer to see if any legal action can be taken against the school & the officer involved. What he should have done is grabbed her underneath her arms & if he had to gently drag her or have someone assist by grabbing her feet to remove her from the classroom. You see how police remove protestors, they carry them, not body slam them. There needs to be better training here for the future.

    • arnold fudpucker

      Your response is exactly why we see the increasing problem of disrespect for authority. I would be willing to bet that if these so-called “parents” of this little sh*# had done their job in the first place this wouldn’t be happening. What are all you libs going to do when the criminal elements are chasing you down the street and NO ONE comes to your aid for fear of liberal criticism?
      This demon kid and her parents should be fined for disturbing the peace and jailed for instigation of terrorism.

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