Although the teen girl who was assaulted by Ben Fields at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. still remains anonymous. Her attorney is now speaking out about the incident and giving more insight into the high school student.
Attorney Todd Rutherford said his client suffered several injuries including a cast on her arm, and neck and back pains. He also told the Daily News that she’s currently living in foster care. Although the Daily News stated in a post on Wednesday that the girl’s mother and grandmother were both dead, that seems to have been incorrect.
Although Fields has been fired, Rutherford said that Fields needs to be in jail, and that the officer should have not been called to the classroom.
Fields attorney released a statement as well saying his client did nothing wrong.
“We believe that Mr. Fields’ actions were justified and lawful throughout the circumstances of which he was confronted during this incident. To that extent we believe that Mr. Fields’ actions were carried out professionally and that he was performing his job duties within the legal threshold,” Fields’ attorney, Scott Hayes, said.