A Texas school resource officer is being investigated by authorities after he was caught on tape violently body-slamming a sixth-grade student onto the concrete. The girl wound up being knocked out after the officer smashed her face on the ground. The video is extremely intense — watch.
Officer Joshua Kehm, of San Antonia, TX, has been placed on paid administrative from Rhodes Middle School after he was caught on video body-slamming a female student on March 29. The incident was caught on tape by fellow students who watched the entire ordeal go down.
In the outrageous video, the officer was attempting to subdue 12-year-old Janissa Valdez, because she was reportedly about to fight with another student. The school officer then lifts her up and slams her down in a quick swoop, and she smacks her face on the floor. You can hear the actual moment Janissa’s head meets the ground — so disturbing. Other students could be heard gasping and are clearly in shock.
As for Janissa’s injuries, she suffered a swollen bruise near her right eye after her face hit the brick floor, KSAT12 reported. “You could actually hear her head hit the concrete. That’s what hurt me the most,” the girl’s mother Gloria Valdez, told the outlet. “And he didn’t even seem like it bothered him. And he still handcuffed her after she was unconscious.”
District officials reportedly became aware of the video, first posted to social media, on April 5, and the officer was placed on leave the next morning. “The video is very disturbing, and we have launched a formal investigation that is being conducted by both district police and administration,” Leslie Price, executive director of communications for the district, said in a statement.
Officer Kehm has been placed on paid administrative leave while the school administration and the district police investigate the video.
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