The video has been heavily splattered across social media and people are not happy at what was shown on that video. Spring Valley High School, which is where the incident occurred, has received criticism from the school’s Black Parent Association and also South Carolina’s American Civil Liberties Union. The student who was attacked was African-American and the cop was Caucasian, which raised a lot of controversy.
The ACLU says,”There is no justification whatsoever for treating a child like this.”
The South Carolina cop in the video is Ben Fields. Fields actually was a defendant in a 2013 lawsuit that says he, “unfairly and recklessly targets African-American students with allegations of gang membership and criminal gang activity.”
A student in the class says the victim in this case was asked to go to the disciplinary office and she refused. The cop was then called in asking the girl whether she was going to leave voluntarily or did he have to make her leave. After still refusing to go, that’s when the manhandling of this young girl had taken place.
The officer could have taken better actions as to how he was going to get this young girl to exit the class. Hopefully, justice of some sort will be served.