The nearly 2½ minute video, shot by a bystander Tuesday, has sparked backlash, with many accusing the officers of using unnecessary force on the teen for a minor violation.
Hundreds of comments have been left on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page, condemning the officers’ actions.
If, the teacher and assistant principal can’t get her to behave or to leave the classroom what else should they have done? Called for a Swat Team to remove her? She was disrupting the class, taking away study time from her classmates, being disrespectful to her teacher and to the assistant principal!The cop told her to get up and leave or he would remove her from the class! Again, she refused to comply! People forget that teachers get assaulted in classrooms across this country on a daily basis and you don’t hear much about that on CNN! The cop should have picked up the entire chair with her in it and set her outside of the classroom! Did he go over the top? Yes.