Video Shows San Antonio School Police Officer Body-Slamming Student

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An officer lifts a middle-school student into the air and slams her to the ground.
She lies motionless as he handcuffs her. Some students shout out; others laugh as she’s escorted away.
The cell phone video, which spread rapidly after it was posted online this week, has sparked investigations by police and school officials in San Antonio, Texas, CNN affiliate WOAI/KABB reported.
“It’s very concerning. It’s alarming to see this,” San Antonio Independent School District spokeswoman Leslie Price told WOAI/KABB. “And while we want to get all the details, I want people to know that excessive force will not be tolerated in this district.”
Gloria Valdez told the CNN affiliate that her 12-year-old daughter is the girl shown in the video.
“You could just hear where she hits the ground. And it’s nothing but concrete, cement,” she said. “She wasn’t moving. She was just knocked out. I wanted answers, and nobody could give me answers.”
The officer, according to Valdez, told her “he did what he had to do at that moment.”
The school district told WOAI/KABB that the officer had been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of its investigation.