Classroom confrontation caught on video

School resource officer forcibly removes students from class

(WLTX) Shock this morning over a classroom confrontation in South Carolina.

Video has surfaced of a school resource officer forcibly removing a student from a room.

In the video, the officer can be seen tossing the girl across a classroom.

The incident is downright difficult to watch.

This cell phone video captured the moment a South Carolina school resource officer tossed a female student across a classroom Monday.

Look again- here you see the officer grab the girl. Remove her from her chair. Then toss her across the room.

Classmate, Tony Robinson, recorded the video.

The officer had been called to the room to help escort the girl out because of disciplinary problems.

The incident happened at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.

Classmates say it all started when the girl refused to put away her cell phone and leave the room.

The Richland County Sheriff is now investigating and reportedly called the video disturbing.

The unidentified student was arrested, and later released to the custody of her parents.

The officer involved, Deputy Ben Fields, is now on administrative leave.

A second student was taken into custody when she tried intervening in the arrest of the girl.