Richland County Senior Deputy Ben Fields, who tossed student to be fired, NBC News says

Richland County Senior Deputy Ben Fields, who tossed student to be fired, NBC News says

NBC News is reporting that the deputy seen on video tossing a student in a classroom will be fired.

Richland County Senior Deputy Ben Fields, the school resource officer who was caught on camera violently flipping a high school student in her classroom, will be relieved of duty, sources told NBC News.

Witnesses say the student had refused to leave her desk after being asked several times.

A second student, who recorded the violent take-down, was also arrested.

South Carolina law enforcement officials have asked the FBI to conduct an independent investigation.

A news conference is set for this afternoon.

Information from NBC NEWSCHANNEL