VIDEO: Critics Berate Officer's Takedown Of Teen, Then Another Video Is Released

Police and school officials are investigating a student's controversial arrest and the events that led up to it.

Round Rock, TX – A school resource officer (SRO) is facing scrutiny after a video of him taking a female student to the ground went viral, but a second video of what led to the March 8 arrest is making critics pause (video below).

The video of the officer arresting the student outside Cedar Ridge High School, filmed on a student’s cell phone, quickly went viral and elicited complaints about the officer’s use of force, WVUE reported.

The video began just as the SRO took a female student to the ground on the sidewalk in front of the school.

After she was down, he stood over her until another officer arrived to help push back the students crowding him.

Then he helped the student to her feet and put handcuffs on her, the video showed.

Round Rock police said that the video only showed the student being taken into custody, it did not show the incident which precipitated the girl’s arrest, WVUE reported.

A cell phone video filmed by yet another student showed the student who was arrested attacking another student on a school bus just moments before her altercation with the school resource officer.

In that video, the girl walked over to another girl, who was seated next to the window, and started hitting her.

The video showed the girl struck her victim about 15 times, hard, as her victim cowered and tried to protect herself.

Another student sitting next to the intended target was also struck multiple times as he tried to duck out of the way.

The altercation lasted less than 10 seconds before an assistant principal intervened and stopped the attack, the video showed.

The video of the officer showed what happened after that student was taken off the bus and remained uncooperative.

The school was investigating both videos, in context, WVUE reported.

“My administrative team, along with District leaders, is working to fully review the situation, what led up to it, and how it was handled,” Cedar Ridge High School Principal Jiae Kim said in a statement.

Round Rock police are also investigating the incident, according to WVUE.

“We’ll take the appropriate actions that we need to take if we find the officer did anything inappropriate,” Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks said.

This latest altercation came just as school district officials and local elected leaders are considering whether to create a school district police department.

The initial proposal for the creation of the new police department was introduced to the community in a letter from Chief Banks, Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody, and Round Rock Independent School District Superintendent Steve Flores on the day after National School Walkout Day in April of 2018, according to the Statesman.

The letter said the current “patchwork approach” by police and the school district could be fixed by creating a dedicated school district police department.

As a result of the letter, the school board passed a resolution to explore their school policing options.

Thus far, more students were arrested during the fall semester of the 2018-2019 school year than in the entire 2017-2018 academic period, the Statesman reported.

Last year, 46 students were arrested on criminal charges during the entire school year.

This year, 47 students were arrested during the fall semester alone, the Statesman reported.

Deborah Fowler, the executive director at the Austin-based nonprofit Texas Appleseed, said her organization is closely watching what the school board decides to do about the problem, although they’ve already expressed opposition to increased policing on campuses, WVUE reported.

“In our research we’ve shown that black students in particular are over-represented in interactions with police, including uses of force,” Fowler claimed.

Watch the arrest, and what led up to it, in the video below:

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Stanracer
Stanracer

This a classic example of a learned condition. Violence like the incident on the bus is learned in the home. When it happens, someone else (the police) have to clean it up. Then they look like the bad guys. The media just makes it worse.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Typical. A short video clip of a police officer doing his job. Of course that’s all they’ll show and create all this drama and anger and police bashing. Then when another video surfaces showing how much of a bitch this girl was and how she deserved to be handled the was it was handled, now slowly people are eating their words. And now of course they will look at the other things that the officer “could have done differently”. These people never cease to amaze me about their ignorance, that police officers have to act in a split second, by himself might I add, while after the fact everyone watches the video over and over and over again to analyze and put their two cents in on what the officer “should have or could have done”. People let us do our job, and let the courts figure it out. That’s what the courts are there for. As for all the peanut gallery loud mouths, if you think you can do better, by all means, sign up and help out. Be “IN” instead of “IN THE WAY”. But I also may have forgotten that the police haters probably have arrest records, couldn’t get in because they don’t meet the criteria, or just plain scared. So all they got is their keyboard commando skills.

sbuckner021
sbuckner021

there needs to be more defamation/libel lawsuits against news organizations as well as private citizens who publish edited/partial footage as such. it BLOWS my mind how disconnected from reality these kids' opinions about situations like this are- scary, actually.

shooter
shooter

This is all part of the "War on Cops" strategy that is part of the divisive slow-motion coup taking place in this country.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

More signs of a f u generation

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

She got what she deserved PERIOD

CopsRthugs
CopsRthugs

Hopefully

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

She acted like a thug criminal, she got treated like a thug criminal!! Hope the other students press charges!!!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

They are prone to a disproportionate amount of violence much more than other groups in the US . The pattern is also lying about their actions and seeking others to take out their frustrations on. Blaming and seeing themselves as victims are regularly observed traits.They also eliminate each other in the streets with an alarming frequency. Once you are aware of these aspects and avoid most interaction then likely you will have less problems. Suggest you stand back and observe from a safe distance.

Palerider4
Palerider4

13%

mindy1000
mindy1000

“In our research we’ve shown that black students in particular are over-represented in interactions with police, including uses of force,” Fowler claimed. Ummmm maybe because the blacks are the ones causing the most problems?

PlebasaurusRex
PlebasaurusRex

I expected a full yeet, but that was a minor push to the ground.

TGonzo1968
TGonzo1968

Wife had to sit with a teacher on verge of a panic attack because a female student forcefully told her to "Get the f*** out of my face!" This nonsense and total disrespect is happening in the schools and there are a lot of parents that will blame the teachers and the system first. And the world is blind to it. Want to make cops wear body cams? Fine. Put at least one camera in every classroom.

BarbaraS.
BarbaraS.

THE student was assaultive and uncooperative and needed to be disarmed. Yes her fists and arms are weapons and the best way to do that is get her to the ground She can’t hurt anyone else or herself. The officer did a fantastic job.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Sad situation these days when the real criminal isn't the story, but how the little asshole is dealt with. He got what he had coming to him.

josh93Jackson96
josh93Jackson96

How come we slam students for fighting, but the ones shooting up schools get cheeseburgers and a comfortable blanket?