Spring Valley High School Arrest Video Goes Viral, FBI Investigation Sought After Ben Fields Throws Student To Ground

A Spring Valley High School arrest video has gone viral, leading the Richland County Sheriff’s office to request a FBI investigation.

In the video, the school resource officer, identified as Deputy Ben Fields, is seen forcibly removing a student from her desk, and then dragging her across the room. Now, according to USA Today, Sheriff Leon Lott has asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Justice Department to conduct an investigation of the incident.

Lott said the sheriff’s office is in charge of the Spring Valley High School’s resource officer program, and he was at a law enforcement meeting in Chicago when the incident took place. He said he was very disturbed by what he saw take place in the video, and decided to cut his trip short to head back to Columbia, South Carolina.

“It’s very disturbing what happened (Monday),” said Lott. “It’s something I have to deal with and that’s what we’re going to be doing.”

Watch the disturbing video below.