#BringBackFields: Hundreds of Students Show Support of Cop Who Flipped Student Out of Desk

Screen Shot 2015-10-30 at 3.43.02 PMWow, I bet #BlackLivesMatter wasn’t expecting that.

Hundreds of students at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, staged a walkout on Friday in support of school resource officer Ben Fields, the deputy who was fired after being caught on video flipping a student out of her desk.

Principal Jeff Temoney confronted students after they convened in the school’s atrium and told them their voices were heard no one would be “suspended,” but they needed to return to class.

“We’ve heard your voices, OK? We appreciate you taking time to do this, but again, as you know, we always focus on teaching and learning, so let’s head on back to class,” he said.

Read more: The Blaze

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