Video shows security guards slamming down a teenager outside a hospital

Hayden Long’s mother says she was taking her son to the hospital because he was having a mental health crisis.
2:11 | 02/16/20

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Transcript for Video shows security guards slamming down a teenager outside a hospital
We do want to turn now to the shocking takedown of a teenager at a North Carolina hospital. He's seen being thrown to the ground on surveillance video. This morning, his mother is talking about what happened. ABC's Trevor Ault has more. Reporter: Shocking security footage catching a north Carolina teenager slammed by a security guard and punched by a sheriff's deputy. But this morning, the teen's facing charges. Jessica long had taken her 16-year-old son to the hospital because he was in the midst of a mental health crisis. Their goal was to help me and help my son and they didn't do that. Reporter: Hospital footage obtained by the family's attorney shows Hayden shoving his mom as she waves for help. The security guard pushing the teen down twice. As he walks back to the car, a second security guard grabs him by the neck and tackles from behind. When deputies arrive, things escalate even further. Deputy Polson responds by punching the teen in the head. The sheriff has defended deputy Polson and despite the video, the sheriff told WBTV earlier this week, deputy Polson didn't punch the teen. Once, he was pushing him back away -- no, he did not punch him in the face. Pu the sheriff's office now tells ABC news, deputy Polson is no longer employed. With the Lincoln county sheriff's office. Hayden is now facing multiple charges. His mother said she was just trying to get him help. I took him to an emergency room and he was treated like a criminal by everybody. Nobody ever treated him like a patient. Hayden's first court appearance is set for this week. His mother hoping with this video release that the charges will be dropped. But there's also a possibility he'll be charged as an adult. His mother said, if there's a mental health emergency you should reach out and then this happen. Mental health is a huge challenge in this country. Trevor, thank you very much. We'll switch gears now and get it over to Robert Marciano

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