Video shows Texas officer grabbing student’s throat

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) – A 14-year-old student says a school resource officer used excessive force on him after he and a student fought in a Texas high school cafeteria.

A cellphone video taken Thursday by another student shows an officer placing his hands around sophomore Gyasi Hughes’ throat at Round Rock High School and taking Hughes to the ground.

The video was given to Austin television stations, including KEYE-TV.

Hughes, who was suspended for fighting, told KEYE-TV that the officer also pushed him. Hughes’ father, Kashka, called what happened “unacceptable.”

The family didn’t immediately return messages from The Associated Press on Saturday.

Round Rock Police said that after warnings to calm down, two school resource officers “were forced to detain” a student.

Police also said the incident is “under review.”

Information from: KEYE-TV

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