A newly elected Florida sheriff promises "absolute zero tolerance" after multiple videos were posted on social media of an MP slapping a black schoolgirl so hard on the concrete that she appeared to be unconscious. Apparently, zero tolerance means the investigation will be turned over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. That said Sheriff Marco Lopez, the first Hispanic sheriff of Osceola County, during a press conference on Wednesday. "We want to make sure it's a full, in-depth investigation, without my having any control over this case," said Lopez.
The student is fine, but the vicar, who was serving as the school's resource officer during the incident, suffered injuries and death threats, Lopez said. The authorities have not yet confirmed the identity of the substitute or student. The incident occurred at Liberty High School is located in unincorporated Osceola County, about 35 miles south of Orlando. "The student did not comply with the law," said Lopez. "She went after another student (…)"