LOGAN, W.Va. — A Logan High School student was arrested May 17 after being taken to the ground and placed in a choke hold by a school resource officer May 17.
A student posted a video to twitter which partially depicts the event showing a student in the chokehold of a police officer.
The student is then turned over and pinned to the floor by the officer.
A student in the background can be heard saying, “You slammed him right on his face.”
The partial video shows what is reported to be the aftermath of incident which was reportedly precipitated after the student failed to comply with commands of teachers and law enforcement.
After the video of the incident began to spread on Twitter, a crowd of upset parents and community members reportedly showed up and Logan High School seeking access to the student.
After the student was transported to the Logan County Courthouse to appear before a judge, the group of concerned parents and community members reportedly showed up at the courthouse demanding answers.
Patrolman Everett Maynard is reportedly the officer who arrested the student — Officer Maynard could not be reached for comment at the writing of the article.
The Superintendent of Logan County Schools and the Assistant Superintendent were away at a professional development conference May 17 and were unavailable for comment.
The Logan County Prosecutor’s Office said they could not release the details from the event because the student who was arrested was a minor.
President of the Logan County Board of Education, Paul Hardesty, explained the Logan Banner May 17 he had only received a cursory briefing on the situation saying he was told the incident began when the student refused to remove his hood.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 or by email at [email protected]