Police officer who slammed Wake County student to floor placed on leave

Second video shows fight that leads to police officer slamming student to floor

A second video shows the fight that leads up to a Rolesville Police officer slamming a student to the floor. It is not clear if that student was involved in the initial fight.

Some Rolesville High School students and others in the community posted on Twitter demanding to know what happened.

Wake County school officials said they’re investigating and will keep families at the school informed about what they learn.

“This morning, school staff addressed an altercation in the hallway of our school,” Rolesville High Principal Dhedra Lassiter said in a phone message to the school’s families Tuesday evening. “An SRO assigned to our school responded to the fight. A video of the incident, widely shared on social media, has prompted questions about the response.

“WCPSS security is currently in the process of working with the Rolesville Police Department to gather all of the details about the incident to ensure that appropriate action is taken.”

In a second message to parents Tuesday, Lassiter said the incident is leading to the district and law enforcement reviewing an agreement approved two years ago that governs how school resource officers operate in Wake schools.



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