Richland County, SC, Sheriff Leon Lott said on Wednesday he has fired a school resource for his actions inside a Spring Valley High School classroom on Monday, which the sheriff says did not comply with policy,
The sheriff's department conducted a swift internal affairs investigation after videos surfaced that showed Dep. Ben Fields using force on a female student in a math class on Monday afternoon, WIS TV reports.
"The maneuver that he [Fields] used was not based on the training and was not acceptable," Lott said when revealing the findings of the investigation 48 hours after the incident occurred. "Deputy Ben Fields did wrong this past Monday, and we're taking action for that."
Lott also made a point to say the student should also be held accountable for her actions. "The student was not allowing the teacher to teach and not allowing the students to learn," Lott said. "This incident started with a big, disruptive student in a class ... she started this whole incident with her actions."