Video Shows San Antonio School Officer Body-Slamming 12-Year-Old Girl

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A video uploaded to YouTube shows a San Antonio Independent School District officer body-slamming a 12-year-old girl. The girl says the officer picked her up when he thought she might get into a fight with another girl, which she denies. He then lifted her up and proceeded to slam her body into the ground, face-first, knocking her unconscious. She told her mother she has no memory of the arrest.

Even though the girl didn’t technically violate any school rules, she was still suspended from school for two days. She hasn’t left the house much, her mother said, because she is afraid.

Leslie Price, a spokesperson for the school district, told the San Antonio Express-News, “This video is very concerning, and we are working to get all of the details. We certainly want to understand what all occurred, and we are not going to tolerate excessive force in our district.”

The officer has been placed on paid leave.