VANCE COUNTY, N.C. (KTLA) -- Surveillance video of a school resource officer slamming and dragging an 11-year-old boy is sparking outrage in Vance County, North Carolina.
The video shows the Vance County Middle School resource officer grabbing and slamming the child to the ground, then picking him up and doing it again before yanking the child up and continuing to walk down the hall. The school alerted the Sheriff’s Office minutes after the incident on Thursday.
“It’s obvious that the child was assaulted,” Jason Spriggs, Henderson City Council member, said in a Facebook Live video. Henderson is the county seat for Vance.
The officer has been placed on paid leave pending an investigation, Sheriff Curtis Brame told WRAL on Friday.