Protests Demand Charges Dropped Against Girls Arrested in #AssaultatSpringValley

In October, we watched, stunned, as Shakara Murphy was dragged from her seat and slammed on the ground by Ben Fields, a former school resource officer at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Murphy was arrested.

Fields was fired for his actions.

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Niya Kenny intervened on behalf of Murphy and was also arrested and charged with disturbing schools.

Activists are demanding Richland County Solicitor Dan Johnson drop the charges.

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According to Fox 57, the protest will take place Thursday at 4pm at the Richland County Justice Center.

Johnson released this statement.