A Georgia sheriff’s office is investigating claims that a deputy serving as a school resource officer slammed a high school girl against a wall and choked her while breaking up a fight.
A video from Newton High School appears to show the officer tussling with 15-year-old Mikka Grandy, according to Channel 2 Action News.
The incident started Wednesday after Grandy got into a fight with another student. The teen told Channel 2 the school officer arrived to break up the fight — then took things too far.
The video shows the deputy wrestle with the teen. She said he put his elbow over her neck while she was on the ground.
“Then he picked me up and slammed me to the wall,” she told Channel 2.
The teen said the deputy put his hands on her neck again. She said she had to go to a hospital to get an X-ray after the incident.
Mikka’s mother, Alma Grandy, said the video is hard for her to watch.
“I send my daughter to school to be safe,” she told Channel 2. “Not to be hurt like that. Especially from somebody from the school.”
The sheriff’s office told Channel 2 the deputy has been removed from the school during the investigation. The deputy has served as a resource officer for one year, Channel 2 reported.
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