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Spring Valley School Cop Fired for Videotaped Incident with Student

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott fired Senior Deputy Ben Fields, and said he overreacted when he was attempting to discipline a recalcitrant student at Spring Valley High School. Video footage of the classroom tussle went viral on Monday, prompting an FBI investigation and calls for Fields to be fired.

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Video of White Officer’s Takedown of Black Student Goes Viral

Videos of a white deputy roughly pulling a non-compliant black high school student out of her chair and then dragging her on the floor went viral Monday night, just hours after the incident occurred at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Over half of Spring Valley High’s students are black.