The Martinsville Police Department is aware of a video being circulated on social media that involved a Martinsville Middle School student and a Martinsville Police Officer, who was temporarily serving as the School Resource Officer, that occurred on Friday, December 16.
The video includes a caution – ‘Viewer Discretion Advised.’ The person who uploaded the video states, in part, that an officer “felt like he had to involve his self in a discipline bus matter got on the bus hostel” (sic) with a 12-year-old student.
The officer is an employee of the Martinsville City Police Department, the school stated in a release.
In a separate release, the Martinsville Police Department stated that it is conducting an internal investigation on the officer and will be reviewing all available footage, including body camera footage.
The police department will provide more information at the conclusion of the investigation, however, the officer involved in the incident will no longer serve as a School Resource Officer at any Martinsville City Public School.