San Antonio district fires officer who body-slammed girl

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Independent School District has fired an officer who body-slammed a middle-school student in an incident caught on video.

The district said in a statement Monday that Officer Joshua Kehm’s report on the March incident was “inconsistent” with what the video showed, and that his response was “absolutely unwarranted.”

The video shows Kehm struggling with the 12-year-old girl before body-slamming her to the ground. He then appears to handcuff the girl before having her stand and leading her away.

According to state records, Kehm had been a school police officer for just over a year.

He did not have a listed phone number. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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