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Police in San Antonio are investigating a video that allegedly shows a school district officer body-slamming a middle school student to the ground.

CBS News.com reports:

In the video, a uniformed officer is seen struggling with a girl, then slamming her to the ground. The officer appears to handcuff the girl before having her stand and leading her away.

Gloria Valdez, the 12-year-old girl’s mother, told CBS affiliate KENS it was completely uncalled for.

“Supposedly he was threatened by her that she kicked him, but in the video her legs never went up,” Valdez said.

Valdez’s daughter did not want to go on camera but told KENS that she was having a conversation with another girl when a crowd surrounded them. She said that’s when the officer put his hands on her.

“All he had to is grab her and put her to the side,” Valdez said.

A spokeswoman for the San Antonio Independent School District said the officer has been placed on paid leave.

Leslie Price told the San Antonio Express-News that the video posted online shows part of a verbal confrontation between two students at Rhodes Middle School on March 29.

The district did not identify the officer or the student. The person who posted the video said the officer was Joshua Kehm.

“This video is very concerning, and we are working to get all of the details,” Price told the newspaper. “We certainly want to understand what all occurred, and we are not going to tolerate excessive force in our district.”

Valdez said the force was so powerful it knocked her daughter out.

“She was, I guess, unconscious. She doesn’t remember being arrested with handcuffs,” Valdez noted. “[She’s] bruised because of how she was hit on the cement.”

Valdez just hopes something good will come out of this

“I just want justice for my daughter,” Valdez said. “How do we know this officer won’t do it again to another student.”

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14 thoughts on “San Antonio ISD Police Slams Middle School Girl To The Ground [VIDEO]

  1. RENO2AC on said:

    Corporal punishment has been against the law for YEARS, but it’s okay to body-slam a student???????? Yes, she was struggling, but so what. She obviously was no match for him physically, so he could have continued to remove her from the hallway without slamming her to the floor. I’ve worked 18 years in a large, local school district. If one of our resource officers had done this, he would have been immediately fired. It doesn’t matter how disrespectful are the students. You cannot cause physical harm to a student regardless of the situation–even if it is self-defense.

  2. @Nancy Cruz, that’s no justification for what happened in that video.
    Children do not need policing in schools. Children need participative parents, uniforms, and security guards. Policing elementary and middle school kids….smh. There is so much wrong with this, I don’t even have words. Not all police are bad either! When you have community resource officers (police officers) who are engaged in the community and know these children, you have less crime. Sheriff Nat Glover was a prime example of turning around crime in Jacksonville and it happened. After he left, the community resource officers were pulled from the community and crime has skyrocketed.

    • messonourhands on said:

      It starts in the home. Too many parents want to be friends instead of parents, could be that they’re only 14, 15, 16, years older and not grown up themselves.

      • Larry on said:

        Please check out Tommy Sotomayor’s videos on single black mothers. It’s some tough love, but sooo true. The BT 1100 is a beastie.
        -Holla’

      • Larry on said:

        Black on black crime is eliminating our population more efficiently than the KKK ever could, even at its prime. BTW, the black panthers are also a terrorist group by your definition.
        -Holla’

    • Nancy Cruz on said:

      Problem not only with the cops, but people are so out of control and we are raising a generation off disrespectful kids. Very Bad Mix

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