In a puzzling act of defiance, nearly 100 students at Spring Valley High in South Carolina held a walkout to rally against the firing of deputy Ben Fields. Fields was recently fired after a video of him dragging a teenage student went viral.
But around 10 a.m. on Oct. 30, 100 students gathered at the school’s atrium to speak out against the firing Fields. The students were allowed to voice their opinions and returned to their classroom 10 minutes later. Shortly after, they created the hashtag #bringbackfields on Twitter.
Fields has a history of abuse and lacked the training and temperament to properly serve as an officer. Any request to have him return to a school setting as an officer is an irrational request.
The same students must understand that they defied rules by staging a walkout. Do they deserve to be dragged across the room for that mishap?