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New Video Emerges of Spring Valley High School Confrontation

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New Video Emerges of Spring Valley High School Confrontation

Richland County, SC – A Richland County school resource officer has been placed on administrative leave following an incident at a local high school that was captured on video and circulated on social media sites across the nation.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott  said late Monday night that Deputy Ben Fields will not be back at any school, and is not currently working for the department, pending the results of an investigation.

Lott, whose agency is in charge of the school resource program at the school, was in Chicago at a law enforcement meeting when the incident took place. Lott said he was disturbed by what he saw, and said he cut short his trip, and is returning to Columbia to get answers.

“It’s very disturbing what happened today. It’s something I have to deal with and that’s what we’re going to be doing,” Lott said.

A video began spreading on social media sites Monday afternoon of an incident that happened at Spring Valley High School in northeast Richland County. In the recording, a female student can be seen sitting in her chair in a classroom where several other students are present. An officer can be seen grabbing the student out of her desk, causing the chair to flip over. Once the student is on the ground, the officer can be seen grabbing the student and dragging her for several feet.

The officer then tells the girl to put her hands behind her back and restraining the girl.

Late Monday night, A second video of the incident surfaced. It’s a longer clip than the initial one, and some extra conversation can be heard.

“I’ve never seen anything so nasty looking, so sick to the point that you know, other students are turning away, don’t know what to do, and are just scared for their lives,” said Tony Robinson Jr., who made the recording “That’s supposed to be somebody that’s going to protect us. Not somebody that we need to be scare off, or afraid.”

Lott had earlier said that the student refused to leave after a teacher asked her to. An administrator was called to the room, and also asked the student to leave, Lott said, and she refused again. Finally, the school resource officer came to the room. Lott said the officer forcibly removed the student.

The girl was charged with disturbing schools, and was released to the custody of her parents. Another female student in the class was also charged with disturbing schools. (Wilson had earlier said the second student was male, but later clarified.)

Niya Kenny, 18, identified herself as the other student who was charged. She said she was standing up for her classmate.

“I had never seen nothing like that in my life, a man use that much force on a little girl. A big man, like 300 pounds of full muscle. I was like ‘no way, no way.’ You can’t do nothing like that to a little girl. I’m talking about she’s like 5’6″.”

Lott said Fields had been sued before, but that juries ha found in his favor. He was also named in a lawsuit over the expulsion of a student, but Lott said that did not involve a claim of excessive force.

Superintendent Dr. Debbie Hamm said that the district was “deeply concerned” about the incident, and will not tolerate any actions that jeopardize the safety of students.

Roof also said that pending the results of an investigation with the sheriff’s department, the district has directed that the officer not return to any school in the district.

Here is Hamm’s full statement:

“Our District is deeply concerned about an incident that occurred at Spring Valley High School today. The incident took place between a school resource officer employed by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and a student. Video of the incident is circulating on social media.

“Student safety is and always will be the District’s top priority. The District will not tolerate any actions that jeopardize the safety of our students.

“Upon learning of the incident, school and district administrators began an investigation. We are working closely and in full cooperation with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department to conduct a thorough and complete investigation.

“Pending the outcome of the investigation, the District has directed that the school resource officer not return to any school in the District.”

 

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November is lurking around the corner and will be here before you know it, so my question to you is, have you decided who you will vote for? I have, and I proudly say my choice is Hillary Rodham Clinton. I am informing you all that there are ample development in the race for the presidency of the United States…

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November is lurking around the corner and will be here before you know it, so my question to you is, have you decided who you will vote for? I have, and I proudly say my choice is Hillary Rodham Clinton. I am informing you all that there are ample development in the race for the presidency of the United States.

First of all, Donald Trump, according to Kristina Vong’s article at Thehill.com, wrongly corrected a veteran Marine during a forum. The veteran, a woman named Rachel Fredericks, asked Mr. Trump how he plans to stop 20 veterans from committing suicide, daily. Trump tried to correct the woman, who needed no correction. He said it is actually 22, trying to emerge correct, when he was essentially incorrect.

Mr. Trump also does not have a real plan to defeat ISIS, as “his plan is to have a plan” according to Igor Bobic at the Huffington Post. He also insulted military leaders calling them embarrassments to the country when they were under President Obama. He wants to give the generals 30 days to come up with a plan to defeat ISIS.  Of course, this even makes it more obvious that Mr. Trump does not have a plan to defeat ISIS. Why, then did he call our current president the founder of ISIS? How can you give your vote to someone so unprepared and unfit for the presidency that constitutes a whole country? Sorry to say, but Donald Trump is not someone to vote for, at least not as US President!

According to Sean Colarossi at PoliticusUSA.com, a presidential forum highlighted how prepared Trump and Clinton are compared to each other, with Clinton appearing as the more prepared one, very easily. Clinton was engaged with questions, expressed gratitude, and was very prolific and intelligible in her responses. To reiterate, Trump has not a plan to defeat ISIS, where Hillary has a well thought-out plan. She outlined her plan, entailing it could take any form and she iterated and supports the idea that terror suspects should not be able to purchase firearms. Clinton also covered issues like mental health, illuminating the fact that it is overlooked, and mental health should no longer be stigmatized and victims of mental disorders should have access to resources. On the other hand, Trump gave generic answers like that he knows what is going on in the world. Also according to Colarossi’s article, Trump showed as an “empty suit” and “showed he is not prepared to be commander-in-chief” and that the contrast between him and Clinton could not be clearer”; this essentially means Clinton showed to be immensely more prepared to lead and did not focus on attacking others, like Trump’s approach does.

Lastly, Donald Trump has insulted women, children, ethnic groups, religious groups, his opponent, our current president, the military, and the list goes on. He is patronizing and unprepared to preside over our country as well. He constantly attacks others, with no action in mind. Consider if you want to have him as president, seriously!

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Senator Elizabeth Warren recently, and I must say, very appropriately, called Donald Trump a “racist bully.” She said also that a vote for the Green Party’s presidential nominee, Jill Stein, is essentially a vote for Donald Trump…

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Senator Elizabeth Warren recently, and I must say, very appropriately, called Donald Trump a “racist bully.” She said also that a vote for the Green Party’s presidential nominee, Jill Stein, is essentially a vote for Donald Trump.

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Warren then took the stance that, no, voters should not vote for Dr. Jill Stein over Secretary and Democratic Presidential Nominee, Hillary Clinton. Her reasons are simple. Anything can be precocious in getting Trump even inches closer to the White House, as she said in essence. Warren then suggested directly that a vote for Stein is a vote that brings Mr. Trump closer to the White House.

Also today, Dr. Stein even voiced more apprehensions and warning about Donald Trump. She did so by calling him a neo-fascist, basically. She generally suggested in her interview with Democracy Now, that Trump resonates fascist qualities of leaders of the past. This makes it clear that a vote for Trump is a vote for misfortune and peril in the United States.

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The Hillary 2016 app created by Hillary for America is designed to help recently nominated official democratic nominee Hillary Clinton win the 2016 Presidential nomination.

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The app is designed with special features to help all Clinton supporters do small everyday tasks to help her win the election.The app allows users to compete with friends by completing daily challenges online ,users can also earn rewards,design their own campaign,share news and information ,test their knowledge to become an expert on current issues and more.

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During his delegation in which his state of Vermont had decided to go last on the roll call ,Senator Bernie Sanders decided to go in and called  on his supporters to name her the party’s official nominee.

 

US Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Bernie Sanders shake hands before the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yar on April 14, 2016, in New York. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders take their increasingly acrimonious battle for the Democratic White House nomination to a debate stage in Brooklyn ahead of the key New York primary. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Sanders urged supporters by saying”,…I have that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States.”

Many of Sanders supporters cheered in agreement to his endorsement of Clinton while many reacted in retaliation by walking out on the convention and others marched in protest while chanting “walk out” and “this is what democracy looks like”.Others staged a sit in the convention center.

 

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