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27th Oct 2015

South Carolina cop suspended after vicious unprovoked attacked on a female student (Video)

The sheriff's deputy has since been placed on leave

Tony Cuddihy

This is shocking stuff.

Video has emerged of a South Carolina sheriff’s deputy ripping a young, black female student from her seat, throwing her down and dragging across a classroom floor.

The actions of the deputy – reported to be Ben Fields, who is also a school monitor – come amid widespread, rising racial tension in Richland County School District Two over a number of years.

Fields, who has faced disciplinary procedures in the past, has been placed on administrative leave.

The district was predominantly white 10 years ago but is now three-quarters black, with the black population believing that their white neighbours get far better access and opportunities, according to The Guardian.