Surveillance video shows a Pompano Beach middle school student being thrown to the ground and pummeled by a security officer, the student’s attorney says.
The video from Crystal Lake Community Middle School shows the security officer, an adult, in an altercation with the 12-year-old student. From one angle it appears that he forcefully shoves her against a fence and continues tussling with her on the ground.
“Although the student was accused of quote acting up in class, does that warrant being tossed to the ground, thrown against the fence and pummeled by some grown man?” said the student’s attorney, Peter Hanna, of the incident that happened in March.
The video, from March 28, appears to be edited and moves in fast-forward. Hanna said Principal Sabine Phillips gave the clip to the student’s father.
NBC 6’s news partner the South Florida Times first reported the story. School district officials did not respond to requests for comment from either the South Florida Times or NBC 6...
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