A white school resource officer was captured on video tackling a Black high school student in Florida, knocking her to the ground, rendering her unconscious.
The violent video, which was shared widely on Twitter, shows the officer throwing the teenaged girl to the ground, and she appears to stop moving. He then kneels beside her and begins to handcuff her as another officer uses hand motions to keep other students back.
A rep for the Sheriff’s Department says the officer involved was a School Resource Officer who was in the process of trying to stop the student from fighting another student.
The video was shot Tuesday at Liberty High School in Osceola, Florida. You can see a young woman — allegedly a student — with her hands behind her back as a deputy slams her to the ground. There was a loud bang as the girl’s head slammed to the concrete, and she appears to be immediately out cold.
It’s unclear why the Osceola Sheriff’s deputy was at the school or what led up to the deputy’s involvement. The Sheriff’s Dept. would only tell us the incident is under investigation.
One person who posted the video said, “This girl was already separated and under control by one of the faculty members when the officer came out of nowhere, picked her up and bodyslammed her headfirst on to the concert.”
Bro this cop at my little brothers high school, slammed & KNOCKED out this little girl, wtf is wrong with these pigs! pic.twitter.com/bfEZkuXkXO— LeaveIt2TheStreets IG (@rofflekris) January 26, 2021