A video circulating on social media depicts a #school resource officer (#SRO) in Garden City, #Kansas, slamming a student to the ground during the response to a recent fight between two students. The #GardenCity #Police Department and the school district (USD 457) acknowledge the incident, stating that the student, who appeared to land on his head, was evaluated and cleared by EMS at the scene.
Police emphasize that the incident is under investigation, and every use of force is documented and scrutinized. They assure collaboration with the school district to maintain a safe environment for students and staff.
Garden City Public Schools said the district is cooperating fully with the Garden City Police Department in their investigation into the matter.
The shocking video went viral, with various comments about the incident going around social media. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump said, “Why was this level of force on a child necessary? Anxious to see the results of the investigation into this incident that happened at a school in Garden City, Kansas.”
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