Surveillance videos released Tuesday show a police officer physically allegedly assaulting Pennsylvania high school students on multiple occasions.
Todd Hollis, an attorney for the students, released two videos showing officer Steve Shaulis allegedly manhandling and assaulting two different Woodland Hills High School students, reports Business Insider.
One video, from 2015, shows Shaulis grabbing one student from a chair and hauling him down the hallway. The student tries to resist, so Shaulis and another man hold the boy down while Shaulis allegedly tases him.
The second incident occurred earlier this month. Surveillance footage only shows Shaulis grabbing a 14-year-old boy into another room, and allegedly punched him in the face so hard that he knocked out a tooth.
The boy in the second incident was charged with simple assault, aggravated assault, among other charges, Hollis said.
Hollis added that two other students also claimed they were assaulted by school officials.
“Four kids have been injured as a result of some conduct by one or more administrators at the high school,” Hollis said, according to Business Insider. One of the students, a fifteen year old girl, alleges that she was also assaulted and then wrongly charged.
“They make you flinch when you see what they did to that young man,” said Tim O’Brien, the girl’s attorney.
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office has since launched an investigation into the incidents.
“As we have previously stated, we are working with other agencies, both state and federal, to determine what if any crimes have been committed and which venue best addresses the issues presented,” a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office said.
School officials did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment in time for publication.
A video speaks a million words. The kid didn’t act at all like a threat to the officer. It is understandable that there are some students with thug reputations, but this student does not appear to fall into that stereotype.