A shocking video of a police officer slamming a young Black high school student unconscious has surfaced on social media and leaves viewers speechless.
The video showed Osceola Sheriff’s Department deputy reportedly knocking the teen unconscious, and his use of force is being called out. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement the deputy, who is also the school’s resource officer, tackled the student due to a “confrontation” at Liberty High School, according to reports.
The incident reportedly took place between classes as the officer was attempting to stop the student in the video from fighting another student. Yet, they have said whether the officer has been placed on leave or reassigned pending the outcome of their investigation.
Liberty Highschool Incident
Today the sheriff’s office received information from school officials at Liberty High School about a video posted on social media depicting one of our School Resource Officers in a confrontation with a student.
— Osceola County Sheriff's Office (@OsceolaSheriff) January 26, 2021