WATCH: Student Arrested For Recording School Cop’s Violent Assault On Classmate

30 Oct 2015

A video sent to by a South Carolina student is going viral. The footage shows a Student Resource Officer attacking a student who had not done anything violent towards the officer or her classmates. Now, Niya Kenny, 18, a student who witnessed the whole thing, is speaking out after she was taken into custody for challenging the rage-filled, violent officer.

Kenny was in the Spring Valley High School math class when the attack occurred. She tells local WLTX that she was standing up for her classmate who was being attacked arrested by Student Resource Officer Ben Fields.

“I was crying, screaming and crying like a baby,” Kenny said. “I was in disbelief.”

“I know this girl don’t got nobody and I couldn’t believe this was happening,” Kenny added. “I had never seen nothing like that in my life, a man use that much force on a little girl. A big man, like 300 pounds of full muscle. I was like ‘no way, no way.’ You can’t do nothing like that to a little girl. I’m talking about she’s like 5’6″.”

Kenny admits that her classmate “was not participating” in the math class. She was having a hard day, and did not engage in the classroom activities. Instead of trying to get to the underlying issues causing her to disengaged, the teacher decided to call a man with a gun to come and violently remove the student.

Kenny filmed one of the videos of the altercation on her smart phone.

“I was screaming ‘What the f, what the f is this really happening?’ I was praying out loud for the girl,” Kenny said. “I just couldn’t believe this was happening I was just crying and he said, since you have so much to say you are coming too. I just put my hands behind my back.”

Kenny’s mother Doris says she too was shocked and disturbed by the video.

“My child, and I’m not mad at her, she was brave enough to speak out against what was going on and didn’t back down and it resulted in her being arrested,” Doris Kenny said.

Kenny was charged with “disturbing schools” for being brave enough to speak out against police violence.

“But looking at the video, who was really disturbing schools? Was it my daughter or the officer who came into the classroom and did that to the young girl?”


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