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Officer Who Body-Slammed Student Fired in San Antonio

By Evie Blad — April 19, 2016 1 min read

The San Antonio district has fired Joshua Kehm, a school resource officer seen body-slamming a 12-year-old girl face first on the ground in a video that spread online.

In the video, fellow students repeatedly ask the girl if she is OK after she is slammed to the ground, making a noise as she makes contact. Various media have reported that the officer was responding to reports of a fight, but the district has not provided details of what led to the incident.

The district referred an investigation of the officer’s actions to a “third-party law-enforcement agency,” it said. An administrative investigation continues on what led to the confrontation, the district said.

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A version of this article appeared in the April 20, 2016 edition of Education Week as Officer Who Body-Slammed Student Fired in San Antonio

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