And when life comes at you fast, thanks to social media, you lose your job.
Deputy Ben Fields has been fired after slamming and dragging a black, female student at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, SC. The video, which was posted on social media on Monday, immediately went viral, and Richland County and the FBI launched their investigation on Tuesday.
Tuesday night Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott tried to say that Fields’ act wasn’t one of racism because his girlfriend is black, and he also said he was shocked by the incident.
“From the very beginning that’s what’s caused me to be upset, and (which) continued to upset me is that he picked the student up and threw the student across the room,” Lott said.
“Deputy Ben Fields did wrong this past Monday,” he added.
The student who was attack is now wearing a cast on her arm, according to her attorney, who appeared on Good Morning America today.