A Florida deputy was caught on video body-slamming a teenager — but the sheriff says his actions were justified.
The video has circulated on social media since Friday, when the Volusia County sheriff’s deputy threw the 16-year-old to the ground, reported WFTV-TV.
Investigators said an argument escalated between three students in the gym at Spruce Creek High School before staffers called for the deputy’s assistance.
Authorities said the deputy used force against the student after the teen threatened to “drop” him and a school administrators.
“It’s a little over the top,” parent Jennifer Cronk told the TV station.
Another student recorded video of the incident and shared the footage online, but the sheriff’s office said that recording only told part of the story.
Surveillance video and a body camera worn by the deputy also recorded the incident, which remains under investigation.
The sheriff’s office said that evidence backs the deputy’s account.
Three students were charged with creating a campus disruption, and two of them face an additional charge of assault on a school board employee. One student is also charged with resisting arrest without violence.
Wake Forest slammed for inadequate response to racist emails labeled ‘white supremacist terrorism’
Tensions remain high at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC after emails considered "white supremacist terrorism" threatened the school.
"Three months after a set of anonymous, threatening, racist, antisemitic and homophobic emails sent a wave of fear through the sociology department at Wake Forest University, the department chairman says he's still waiting for university leaders to announce a meaningful response," the Associated Press reported Saturday."
Economists warn Trump policies will result in lost jobs and lower wages for American workers
The 20-year-old San Diego bakery Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe went out of business this month after an audit by US authorities found immigrants working there illegally.
In April, a small Nebraska town lost a potato processing plant, and the local revenue it generated, in the wake of an immigration raid on its facilities. A restaurant in New York appears to have suffered similar fate in August.
Farmers say they are planting less, turning to automation, eliminating some crops, leaving them to rot in the field or contemplating selling out of the business altogether -- all because they cannot find enough immigrant labor.
Trump supporter Steve Cortes loses it after Rick Wilson brings up war crimes prosecutions
The spokesperson for the "official" pro-Trump SuperPAC was admonished twice by an MSNBC anchor on Saturday night during a segment on impeachment that quickly went off the rails.
MSNBC anchor Joy Reid was anchoring a Saturday night special titled, "the impeachment trial of Donald Trump."
Her panel included Rick Wilson, the author of the bestselling 2018 book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever and Steve Cortes, the spokesperson for America First PAC.
Wilson explained why Republican senators refuse to stand up to Trump.