Police investigating after video appears to show officer body slamming student

Cell phone video of a police officer body slamming a 12-year-old student in a San Antonio, Texas, school has forced the school district and the police department to investigate. 

The incident happened on March 29 at a middle school. 

Sixth grader Janissa Valdez appears to be thrown to the ground by the officer and many of her classmates could be heard in the background laughing. 

A spokeswoman for the district said it happened after a verbal confrontation between two students and the officer intervened. 

Valdez claimed she just wanted to go somewhere to talk through a problem with a classmate. 

A few days later, the video surfaced and was posted on a local blog. 

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