A school resource deputy is out of a job after a video circulating online showed him yanking a girl by the back of her head, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.
The video shows a middle school student screaming and crying as two deputies put her hands behind her back. Then as deputies are escorting her away, one of the deputies grabs the back of her head and yanks it, forcing her neck to bend back.
Someone reported there was a big fight among Westridge Middle School students at an apartment complex Thursday, WKMG reported. The fight began at school and was about an ongoing issue between two groups of girls.
Body camera video from the other deputy at the scene shows the girl was being held by three other girls when law enforcement officers responded, according to WKMG. The girl was briefly detained and then released to a parent, but not arrested.
The fight was over by the time deputies arrived, WKMG reported.
"The Orange County Sheriff's Office was made aware of a video this morning in which a School Resource Deputy used an inappropriate amount of force on a student," the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook. "The Deputy was immediately removed from the school pending termination."
"I am very upset by what I saw on that video," Sheriff John Mina said. "The actions of this deputy appear to violate some of the most important values and expectations that I have set as sheriff. The type of behavior I witnessed on the video and on body-worn camera video will not be tolerated."