South Carolina Deputy Fired For Wrestling Student From Desk
The sheriff in Richland County, South Carolina, said deputy Ben Fields had been "terminated" after video emerged of him throwing a female student.By Christian Bryant | October 28, 2015
"School resource officer Ben Fields was terminated from the Richland County Sheriff's Department," said Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott.
A little more than 48 hours after video emerged of South Carolina Sheriff's Deputy Ben Fields throwing a student to the ground in a Columbia classroom, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Fields has been fired.
In a news conference Wednesday, Lott broke down the timeline of events, which, in his words, began with a "very disruptive student." He walked a fine line, placing blame on both the female student for initiating the incident and Fields for not handling the situation properly. (Video via YouTube)