Well this is interesting. Remember the story we reported earlier this week about Ben Fields, the school resource officer at Spring Valley H.S. in Columbia, S.C. who was fired after his arrest of a student went viral?

It turns out that the former deputy has lots of supporters at the school, including hundreds of students who walked out of class today to #BringBackFields:

Videos of the support rally were posted online with one of principal Jeff Temoney telling the students supporting Fields that they won’t be suspended if they returned to class:

However, not everyone is happy with the support. This Tweeter with 127,000 followers posted these disgusting comments:

More hate:

https://twitter.com/xtinav1/status/660147929890603009

https://twitter.com/TylerFezer/status/660201197651951616

https://twitter.com/mdmills79/status/660162397169041408

Or maybe these students know just a bit more about what happened than everyone else?

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