Second Student Arrested in South Carolina Speaks Out About Police Officer's Violence

Niya Kenny, 18, was arrested in a classroom at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina for speaking out when she saw her classmate being mistreated by school resource officer, Ben Fields.

As the teenager, who has yet to be identified, was flipped over and thrown from her seat, Kenny objected and filmed the incident.

"I was crying, screaming and crying like a baby," she told WLTX. "I was in disbelief."

According to Kenny, the girl was asked to leave the classroom by the teacher and another administrator.  When she did not, Deputy Ben Fields was called in. That is when the violence took place.

"I was screaming 'What the f, what the f is this really happening?' I was praying out loud for the girl," says Kenny. "I just couldn't believe this was happening. I was just crying and he said, since you have so much to say you are coming too. I just put my hands behind my back."

Thankfully, Kenny's mother, Doris, stands behind her daughter who was charged with disturbing schools. 

"My child, and I'm not mad at her, she was brave enough to speak out against what was going on and didn't back down and it resulted in her being arrested,"  she says.

Kenny was released from jail on a $1000 bond.


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