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US student thrown across classroom by police officer

27 October 2015 Last updated at 10:13 GMT

A US sheriff's department says it has begun an investigation after videos emerged, apparently showing an officer throwing a female pupil across a classroom.

The incident is said to have happened at the Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina.

Lt Curtis Wilson of Richland County Sheriff Department told a press conference that the student had refused to leave the classroom.