A footage showing a school resource officer brutally slammed a young boy to the floor twice has been shared online.
The footage which shocked all the viewers was said to have been recorded on Thursday, December 12, at Vance County Middle School in Henderson, North Carolina, in the video, the officer is seen walking the student down the hallway. Midway through the hall, the officer abruptly stops and picks the boy up before slamming him to the ground head first. He then lifts the student and slams him again.
Following this the man drags the student by the shirt off camera. The Vance County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the child to be under 12 years old.
Sheriff Brame confirmed that the child was not hospitalized, but he has a bump on his head resulting from the incidence.
The officer is yet to be named but reports had it that he has been placed on paid leave pending an investigation.
The victim’s father told CNN that he and the boy’s mother are “very upset” regarding the incident.