The Latest: Deputy shown in video tossing student reassigned

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Posted: Oct 26, 2015 9:07 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the fallout of a video showing an officer working inside a South Carolina high school tossing a student across the classroom floor (all times local):

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The school resource officer at a South Carolina high school is being reassigned after a video surfaced showing him tossing a student across a classroom floor.

The incident apparently captured on a student's cellphone happened at Spring Valley High School in Columbia on Monday.

Richland County Sheriff's Lt. Curtis Wilson says Deputy Ben Fields will be placed on administrative duties. Wilson says Sheriff Leon Lott was disturbed by the video, but asks for patience pending an investigation.

The video shows a uniformed officer asking a female student to rise from a classroom desk. Another adult is standing nearby. The officer then tips the attached chair and desk backward until the girl spills to the floor. The officer then tosses the child several feet across the classroom floor.