This is a developing story:
Sources say Sr. Deputy Ben Fields to be fired for the way he handled classroom incident Monday at Spring Valley high school.
— Craig Melvin (@craigmelvin) October 28, 2015
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 28, 2015
Ben Fields will be fired today because of
#AssaultAtSpringValley, MSNBC reporting.
— britni danielle (@BritniDWrites) October 28, 2015
— NBC BLK (@NBCBLK) October 28, 2015
Update 10:19: NBC reports the news conference to announce the firing will be held at noon:
South Carolina authorities will announce Wednesday that Richland County Senior Deputy Ben Fields, the school resource officer who was caught on camera violently flipping a high school student in her classroom, will be relieved of duty, sources told NBC News.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is set to hold a news conference at noon to talk about the internal investigation over the Monday incident at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated.