Video: Cop Bodyslams Girl Student Who Refuses to Leave Classroom

An investigation has begun into video showing a police officer bodyslamming a seated female student at Spring Valley High School student in Columbia, S.C. According to officials, the incident occurred on Monday when the school's resource officer confronted the student for refusing to leave her classroom. "The student was told she was under arrest for disturbing school and given instructions which she again refused," Sheriff Leon Lott told WISTV. "The video then shows the student resisting and being arrested."

Questions about excessive force will undoubtedly arise as the cop is seen grabbing the girl's arm before putting his arm around her neck and then tossing her out of the desk and onto the ground. She is then dragged off-screen.