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A resource officer in Columbia, South Carolina is under investigation after video surfaced showing the officer violently slamming a teen girl to the ground.

Officials at Spring Valley High School told the local news affiliate the incident happened Monday afternoon when a school police officer responded to a call that a student was refusing to leave class.

“The student was told she was under arrest for disturbing school and given instructions which she again refused,” Sheriff Leon Lott said. “The video then shows the student resisting and being arrested by the SRO.”

Despite Lott’s assertion that the student was resisting, video of the teen’s takedown paints a different story.

According to writer Shaun King, who obtained the video from students at the school, the school police officer was called to the classroom because the teen was being “verbally disruptive”–basically talking too much.

King also learned from past and present students at Spring Valley that the officer, Ben Fields, has a history of manhandling students.

According to an organization for Black parents in the Richland School District, the schools are 68 percent Black while administrative and district officials are mostly white.

The association called the incident unacceptable and a symptom of a larger problem.

“Parents are heartbroken as this is just another example of the intolerance that continues to be of issue in Richland School District Two particularly with families and children of color,” the group said in a statement. “As we have stated in the past, we stand ready to work in collaboration to address these horrible acts of violence and inequities among our children.”

School and law enforcement officials have said the incident is under investigation.

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