(WOAI) A viral video showing a school police officer body-slamming a 12-year-old girl to the ground has sparked a San Antonio Independent School District investigation.
The district confirmed the officer was put on paid leave Wednesday morning.
The incident happened March 29 at Rhodes Middle School on the west side. The video is hard to watch. Sixth-grader Janissa Valdez is thrown to the ground by the officer. Many of her classmates reacted by laughing.
“Do you remember it?” reporter Emily Baucum asks.
“No,” Janissa responds.
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