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.
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