Caught on camera: Officer slaps student

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Baltimore school officer slaps student (KTRK)

Two Baltimore school officers are under investigation after video surfaced of one of the officers slapping and kicking a young man in the school.

CNN reports cell phone video captured the altercation in the hallway of a Baltimore public school. In the video you can see a school officer yelling profanities and slapping a student three times and kicking him as he walked away.

An attorney for the youth said the student was just trying to attend class and suffered face and rib injuries.

The acting school police chief has a different story. Acting Chief Akil Hamm said, "our officers were called because of the intruder, and this happened after the officer escorted the two unknown citizens outside the building."

An attorney for the officer said his client was told the teenager did not attend the school and that the young man became belligerent and angry after the officer repeatedly asked him to leave.

Baltimore school Police Chief Marshall Goodwin and two other officers are now on administrative leave. The officer in the video is under investigation for assault and misconduct.

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