There is a growing outrage in the U.S. after a high school student captured a video of a classmate being man-handled by a school peace officer.
The video, taken at a South Carolina high school, shows the officer, reportedly Ben Fields from the Richland County Sheriff’s office, confronting a female student. When the student refuses to leave the classroom, things turn violent.
The officer flips her desk backward then drags her across the floor.
The sheriff’s department has placed Fields on administrative leave while they investigate the incident.
The FBI and local U.S. Attorney’s Office have opened a civil rights investigation to determine if federal laws were violated during the student’s arrest.
Here’s another angle of the altercation: