SC students want fired Deputy back
After a video of him attempting to remove a student from a classroom went viral this week, the school is back in the news. This time because the students protested the firing of Deputy Ben Fields. From Huffington Post:Students at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, left their classes on Friday to protest the firing of Ben Fields, a former resource officer at the school.Fields, until recently a sheriff's deputy in Richland County, was let go on Wednesday after a video emerged of him violently removing a 16-year-old African-American student from her chair, slamming her to the ground and arresting her. The video sparked widespread outrage and multiple government investigations as to whether the incident constituted a civil rights violation.The local NBC affiliate WIS reported that hundreds of students participated in Friday's walkout at 10 a.m., before a school administrator told them to return to class.
John Cassibry, a 17-year-old senior, posted a video of the demonstration and a confrontation with a school administrator."We've heard your voices. We appreciate you taking the time to do this," the school administrator said. "We always focus on teaching and learning. Let's head on back to class."Some of the students responded by yelling "Free Fields."See the rest of the story from Huffington Post.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]