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Shocking Viral Video: School Cop Drags Female Student Across Classroom

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:32:57 Z)

NOTE UPDATE: Read: Cop Fired For Dragging Girl In S.C. High School: Video Sickens Sheriff

A short video clip recorded by another student shows a campus police officer knocking a female student to the floor and dragging her across the classroom at a South Carolina high school.

Witnesses said the student had refused to leave the class, but the was sitting quietly and calmly in her desk when officer reacted violently.

The officer, identified as Richmond County, S.C., Sheriff's Deputy Ben Fields was placed on administrative duty while the incident is investigated. The incident happened at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C.

Watch former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin debating the incident with CNN host Don Lemon.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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