The report is that a police officer 'slammed' a student to the ground, and it is caught on film. The news report is worded in such a way to make you believe that the student was an innocent child and the victim of excessive force by the cop. What they don't do is tell you the entire story. Here is the rest of the story:
The incident began in the gym where one of the students, the 15-year-old, was arguing with his girlfriend and it was during that argument that the girlfriend made threats toward him and the 16-year-old, the report stated. Staff tried to simmer down the 15-year-old, but he refused to listen and kept causing a disruption, deputies said.
Moments later, [the SRO] was called to the gym because the 16-year-old was acting aggressively, he wrote in the report. The student mouthed off to Assistant Principal Ryan Mahaney and threw down his backpack, according to the report...
[The SRO stated] that moments before he responded to the gym, the 16-year-old student had taken a “fighting stance” toward [the vice principal] several times and ignored [the vice principal's] orders to go to the office... [The vice principal] also told [the SRO] that [the student] repeatedly told the vice principal, “I am going to (expletive deleted) you up!”
This is what high schools look like now. Violence, drugs, sex. There are students in school with convictions for selling drugs, armed robbery, rape, and a host of other crimes. They are violent criminals, and your kids are forced to attend school with them. The adults who try to manage it and protect the remaining students from the criminal few are the ones who are blamed. Just like in the case of Trayvon "Saint Skittles" Martin, the press tries to paint a picture of innocent black teens who are attacked by cops and citizens for no reason at all, because racism.
The truth is far different, and most people know that. This is why the press is not trusted, and why the term "fake news" has become so popular.
I began the school year with 130 students. Some have entered, some have left. I have students who have been expelled for dealing drugs, sexual battery, possession of a firearm on campus, theft of mover $300, burglary, aggravated battery, and armed robbery. More than once. They simply wait out the rest of the school year, and return the next fall. We have high school students with criminal records on campus, some of them as old as 21. Last year, there was a 20 year old convicted rapist sitting in class with 14 year old girls, because he was a freshman. The school was finally able to kick him out on his 21st birthday.