Dallas School Officer Gets Administrative Leave After Slamming 12-Year-Old Girl to the Ground, Breaking Her Clavicle

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This officer was not fired or arrested after viciously assaulting a 12 year old girl.

A Dallas Independent School District police officer has been placed on administrative leave after being caught on video picking up a sixth-grade student and slamming her to the ground, injuring the girl, according to The Root.

“Her clavicle is fractured,” Alma Valadez, the mother of 12-year-old Mariana Benton, told CBSDFW.

In the video, Mariana and another female student can be seen fighting on school grounds at the Piedmont Global Academy School as a group of students surround the girls. Video then shows a uniformed Dallas ISD officer separating the girls before escalating the incident by picking up Mariana and slamming her to the ground as other kids cry out in fear.

“It makes me mad, angry. She’s 12 years old. She weighs 100 pounds. He should be fired,” Valadez said of the officer.

Instead of firing him, the school district put him on administrative leave and protected his identity, but they did at least disagree with the officer’s actions.

The school district did say that the officer’s actions did not appear to “represent the type of response we want our officers to display.”

The school district also investigated Mariana’s conduct that occurred before the video and decided to suspended her, but did not give details on what led up to the fight between the girls.  Regardless of what led up to a fight between 2 unarmed kids, there is no excuse for the officer slamming a child on the ground.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

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