Richland School District Two says they are investigating an incident captured on video which took place at the school involving student Monday.
The video began spreading on social media sites Monday afternoon. In it, a female student can be seen sitting in her chair in a classroom where several other students are present. An officer can be seen grabbing the student out of her desk, causing the chair to flip over. Once the student is on the ground, the officer can be seen grabbing the student and dragging her for several feet.
The officer then tells the girl to put her hands behind her back. The video stops at that point.
"We are aware of an incident that occurred today at Spring Valley High School," the district said in a statement. "Video of it has been posted on social media. The incident is under investigation. We are working closely with the sheriff's department."
The Richland County Sheriff's Department is the agency that has school resources officers at Spring Valley. News19 has been in contact with the department for a comment, and they tell us they are working on a response.