Video: Florida deputy yanks middle school student’s head

in Orange County News & Events


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A video that shows a school resource deputy yanking a girl by the back of her head is circulating online and now, that deputy is out of a job, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office released the name of the deputy in the video Saturday.

Officials said his name is Harry Reid, and he was hired by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in February as a direct hire from a law enforcement agency in North Carolina.

The footage, which was posted to Facebook, shows a middle school student screaming and crying as two deputies maneuver her hands behind her back.

As the deputies are escorting the girl away, Reid grabs the back of her head with his left hand and yanks it, causing her neck to bend back, according to the video.