In the video posted to Twitter, an officer is seen slamming a young Black woman to the ground in an outside breezeway at Liberty High School in Osceola County. The student’s head is seen hitting the pavement with an audible thump before her body appears to go limp.
The officer proceeds to pull the student’s arms behind her back before placing handcuffs on her as she remained motionless for the duration of the encounter.
“What the f**k is wrong with you?!” a nearby student yelled at the deputy.
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Osceola County School District spokesperson Dana Schaffer confirmed to FOX News that the incident occurred at Liberty High School but declined to comment further, referring all questions to the Osceola Sheriff’s Office.
The Osceola Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a press release Tuesday evening that the officer was employed by the agency and that an investigation into the incident is in the initial stages.
“We are collecting video, witness statements, and relevant information related to the incident,” police said. “We know that the School Resource Officer was in the process of trying to stop the student from fighting another student in the hallway when the deputy took her into custody.”
Authorities will provide additional information as soon as its available. A spokesperson for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately return FOX News’ request for comment.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.