Deputy on administrative leave after body-slamming student

The sheriff’s office says the officer was trying to stop the teen from fighting another student.
1:49 | 01/31/21

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New developments tonight after that disturbing video from a Florida high school. A sheriff's deputy working as a school resource officer intervened in a dispute among students, but he's seen body slamming a 16-year-old girl to the ground. Tonight, what the teen's family and police are saying. We want to warn you, though, this vote is disturbing. Here's ABC's elwyn Lopez. Reporter: Tonight, a deputy on administrative leave after this disturbing video. An audible thud as the student is slammed to the ground at a high school in Kissimmee, Florida. To add insult to injury, to have her handcuffed while she's unconscious. Reporter: The sheriff's office says the officer was trying to stop the teen from fighting another student in the hallway. But the mother of 16-year-old Taylor Bracey, seen in the video, says it was a verbal altercation that ended with her daughter losing consciousness. She just woke up in the principal's office. My daughter is having headaches, blurry vision. You know, she's having trouble remembering things. Reporter: Police say there are other videos of the incident, now part of a criminal investigation. It's not just that one video. That's just a partial. That's why I'm not going to express any type of opinion on what may or may not have happened. Reporter: Liberty high school said in part, it's been a difficult week for students and staff, adding that, quote, school resource officers are not school district employees, but rather they are sworn police officers, sheriff's deputies. We know that they're there for safety reasons, but they need to be trained on working with kids, because kids are going to give you problems. When I saw that, I just think of the trauma her head, her brain received from that. You can hear it hit the ground. Reporter: Authorities are still still investigating the actions.

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