A horrible video shows a North Carolina Sheriff slamming a middle school student onto the floor, twice.
The police officer was suspended from his duty after the horrible video went viral on social media, particularly on Twitter.
The incident happened at the Vance County Middle School, which is 45 miles away from downtown Raleigh.
The school also reported the incident to the district officials on Thursday last week.
CCTV footage shows a Vance County Sheriff’s Deputy walking down a hallway with a middle school student before going violent with the kid.
The deputy was then seen picking up the student and throwing him to the ground.
A couple of seconds later, the same deputy picked up the child from the ground and slammed him to the floor again.
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The district released a statement about the incident.
The statement said, “We are aware of the incident that occurred at Vance County Middle School involving a school resource officer.”
The statement added, “We are deeply concerned by the actions that took place. School and district officials are working closely and in full cooperation with the local authorities to address this matter consistent with school board policy and state laws.”
Curtis Brame, the Sheriff of the Vance County, was shocked to see the video and said he was thinking of his own “grandchildren” as he watched the entire footage.
Sheriff Brame said, “I was stunned, I was shocked.”
He added, “To see a child that small reminded me of one of my grandchildren.”
Brame brought in the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to conduct the probe.
Aarika Sandlin, the spokeswoman of the Vance County Schools Spokeswoman, said, “We are deeply concerned by the actions that took place.”
Aarika added, “School and district officials are working closely and in full cooperation with the local authorities to address this matter consistent with school board policy and state laws. The safety of our students has been and continues to be of the utmost importance to our district.”
It is still not clear what prompted the violent confrontation.
Reports suggest that the deputy was escorting the student to the school’s administration office when the incident happened.
Authorities did not release the age of the boy or the types of injuries that he sustained in the incident.
Local news agencies said the boy in the video is under 12-years-old.