Students who were in the classmate say the girl was asked by the teacher to get off her cell phone, but refused, and then would not leave the class room when asked by an administrator, so police were called. She allegedly refused the deputy’s requests to get up from her desk, and that is when the videos begin.
Fields, the 34-year-old senior school resource officer at the high school, has been suspended without pay while the sheriff’s office investigates. The school district said it has asked Fields to not return to any school in the district permanently. The Columbia FBI Field Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division have launched a civil rights investigation