US po­lice of­fi­cer fired for stu­dent as­sault

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

A US po­lice of­fi­cer has been fired af­ter video show­ing him throw­ing a fe­male stu­dent across a class­room was shared widely on the in­ter­net.

Rich­land County Sher­iff Leon Lott said that Se­nior Deputy Ben Fields “did not fol­low proper pro­ce­dure”.

He was a re­source of­fi­cer at the school in South Car­olina.

He “should not have thrown a stu­dent - he could have done a lot of things he was trained to do, he was not trained to throw a stu­dent”, Sher­iff Lott said.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at the Spring Val­ley High School in Columbia, wit­nesses said, when the African-Amer­i­can stu­dent re­fused to put away her mobile phone and then re­fused to leave the class­room.

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