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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the confrontation between a South Carolina deputy and a student recorded on cellphone video (all times local):
A South Carolina sheriff says he has fired a school officer after video showed him flipping a teen backward out of her desk and tossing her across a classroom.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Wednesday that Senior Deputy Ben Fields has been fired. He had been a school resource officer at Spring Valley High School.
Lott says the maneuver that Fields used on the student was not based on training or acceptable procedure.