In a surprising turn of events, a group of students at Spring Valley High School, where the recent assault against a Black female teen took place, decided to protest the firing of Officer Fields.
According to The Huffington Post, the students left their classes on Friday to protest the firing of Fields, a former resource officer at the school, who was caught on video violently removing the 16-year-old girl from her chair, slamming her to the ground and arresting her.
A student snapped footage of the walk out below:
Fields, until recently a sheriff’s deputy in Richland County, was let go on Wednesday after video of the assault was released. 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.”
[SOURCE: Huffington Post]