The Black Lives Matter group is freaking out over a new video that emerged showing an altercation between an officer and a student. BLMers are saying that the officer is “brutally assaulting a peaceful student.”
Before we get to the video and the poll below, you should read the background context that is not part of the video:
WCNC – The video began spreading on social media sites Monday afternoon. In it, a female student can be seen sitting in her chair in a classroom where several other students are present. An officer can be seen grabbing the student out of her desk, causing the chair to flip over. Once the student is on the ground, the officer can be seen grabbing the student and dragging her for several feet.
The officer then tells the girl to put her hands behind her back. The video stops at that point.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is the agency that has school resource officers at Spring Valley High. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott tells News19 that a disruptive student refused to leave after a teacher asked her to. An administrator was called to the room, and also asked the student to leave, Lott said, and she refused again. Finally, the school resource officer came to the room. Lott said the officer forcibly removed the student and she resisted arrest.
Lott said the child was put under arrest.
News19 reached out to Richland School District Two, who gave the following response:
“We are aware of an incident that occurred today at Spring Valley High School,” the district said in a statement. “Video of it has been posted on social media. The incident is under investigation. We are working closely with the sheriff’s department.”
Now here’s the video:
So what do you think?