How Should Cops Handle Classroom Confrontations?
Given the national furor over the video of a South Carolina high schooler being dragged from her desk by a campus cop, how should officers respond to classroom confrontations?
INSIDE EDITION looks at how now-fired deputy Ben Fields could have handled the situation differently.
Patrick Kissane, the executive director of New Jersey’s Association of School Resource Officers, said “the police officer shouldn’t be disciplining students class.”
The videotaped incident, showing a high school student being thrown by now-fired officer Ben Fields, shows that police have no business in the class room unless a crime has been committed, Kissane said.
“It’s a class room management issue,” he said. Police “shouldn’t be getting involved because these type of things happen,” he said.