Spring Valley High
When footage surfaced of a Columbia, SC high school student being flipped in her desk and then dragged across the floor by a school resource…
It's unclear who the students in the dated video are, or if their behavior was addressed by the school. But what this video does show is that teachers do indeed get bullied.
Todd Rutherford, the attorney for 16-year-old Shakara (last name withheld), spoke to reporters on Thursday about the student's version of events. Rutherford says Shakara put her phone away but refused to leave class because she believed the punishment didn't coincide with the crime.
Richland County Senior Deputy Ben Fields has been terminated from his position as a resource officer at Spring Valley High in Columbia, SC after throwing a teenager from her desk for using a cell phone in class.
BREAKING NEWS: Deputy Ben Fields has been terminated for “harshly” arresting a female student at Spring Valley High School in South Carolina! The FBI will make a decision later if Deputy Fields should be charged. However, Sheriff Leon Lott urged citizens to “police” the police and report any wrongdoing to your officials. Then, officials have […]
Soon after the video was uploaded and gained national attention, Fields was placed on administrative leave. On Tuesday afternoon, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced that Fields was suspended without pay.