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Mon Mar 21, 2022, 02:37 PM

A School Security Officer Held His Knee On A 12-Year-Old Girl's Neck For More Than 20 Seconds, Newly

A School Security Officer Held His Knee On A 12-Year-Old Girl's Neck For More Than 20 Seconds, Newly Released Video Shows

A school security officer held his knee on a 12-year-old girl's neck for more than 20 seconds while breaking up a fight at a school in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earlier this month, according to surveillance footage.

Released by the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) on Friday, the video of the March 4 incident shows the officer, Shawn Guetschow, pulling apart two students fighting in the Lincoln Middle School cafeteria. The video then shows him holding one of them on the ground, pressing his knee on her neck for more than 20 seconds.

The school surveillance footage was released following sustained public pressure on the school district over the incident, which was caught on cellphone camera and subsequently went viral.

Drew DeVinney, an attorney representing the girl's father, Jerrel Perez, told BuzzFeed News in a statement that his client was "appalled" by the video.

"Officer Guetschow gripped his hand around Mr. Perez's daughter's neck and pushed her neck and head into the cafeteria floor. He then placed his knee on her neck and knelt down with the full weight of his body for an unconscionable duration," he said. "This was a cruel and heartless act of violence aimed at a child and is unacceptable in our society."

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/kenosha-school-12-year-old-girl-security-officer-restrain
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If I, as an adult, knelt on my child's neck for 20+ seconds, I would be charged with child abuse. Please read the whole article before commenting! Thanks.

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Jilly_in_VA Mar 2022 OP
sybylla Mar 2022 #1

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Mon Mar 21, 2022, 02:56 PM

1. At least he resigned from the school district.

Now, he needs to resign as a city cop.

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