A video went viral showing a police officer struggling to hold a middle school girl from behind while her schoolmates were shouting out her name, ‘Jenissa..Jenissa! Are you okay?’
A school police officer is on paid leave after a video surfaced showing him body-slamming a 12-year-old girl, apparently knocking her unconscious after her head hit the pavement with a thud sound. The video shows a School District Police Officer with his arms around a sixth-grader Janissa Valdez at Middle School.
“Janissa, chill!” a bystander says before the police officer throws the girl to the ground. She does not move as her hands were handcuffed behind her back. He then lifts her to her feet and leads her away. Janissa tells that students thought she was going to fight another girl. “I was going up to her to tell her let’s go somewhere else so we could talk but that’s when the cop thought I was going at her”, says Jenissa.
“You could just hear where she hits the ground. And it’s nothing but concrete, cement,” her mother says. “She wasn’t moving. She was just knocked out.” School officials and police are investigating the matter behind such a brutal incident.
The video with the police officer slamming the schoolgirl is doing its round on various social media platforms. The school administrators seem like they do not wish to disclose the details of this middle school girl. The video is very disturbing which clearly shows the officer pulling the girl off her feet.
When asked about this shocking incident, the police department said that they came to know about this incidence through one of the social media sites and they are investigating why this was done and who was behind making the video viral. They say that they will take appropriate action against the one who is behind this incident.
The parents want such insensitive officers to be removed from the school premises. Parents say that this incident is brutal and that serious action needs to be taken against the police officer behind this brutality. It was suggested that police officers should not intervene in the disciplinary matters of the school and let such incidents handled by professional counsellors and trained educators.
People who watched this video are angry and could not believe that a police officer could ever do such a thing to a middle school girl!!
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Many local residents are angry as such type of behavior is definitely not acceptable!
There may be many such incidents that go un-reported like in one of the schools the police officer body-slammed and knocked a school resource officer unconscious, and in another incident, a student had to get ten stitches after being brutally assaulted by a school police officer for using a cell phone in the middle of the class.
Parents say that they cannot wait for another violent video of police officer’s brutality with school children going viral before taking a strict and appropriate action. They wish the authority to take prompt action and see to it that such incidents are not reported again and ensure them about the security of their children.
Such brutal incidents with young kids, and that too by police officers is up at a rise and definitely sets the world at unease as this is not the behavior expected by officials who are in charge of maintaining law and order.
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