LORAIN, Ohio — A Lorain High School security guard has been placed on paid administrative leave after being accused of excessive use of force on a student. Erin Gadd, director of communications and community engagement for Lorain City Schools, said the student did not need medical attention after the incident. The incident happened after school Thursday on school property, Gadd said.
Details of what prompted the excessive use of force are not immediately available.
“Our district does not condone excessive force if that is indeed what happened in this situation,” Lorain City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Graham said in a statement. “I will reach out to the family and the student involved so they feel comfortable returning to our school.”
The incident is under investigation by the Lorain City Schools security team and the Lorain Police Department.
Additional details will be released once police and the administration learn more about what happened.
Newly published video showing British Prime Minister Theresa May being rushed out of Parliament while an attack unfolded nearby seems to show some confusion and delays on the part of her security detail. On Friday, The Sun newspaper showcased the 73-second video, taken by a bystander in Parliament on Wednesday. May had been voting in Parliament when the attacker in a SUV ran over a number of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and rushed onto Parliament’s grounds, where he was shot dead after fatally stabbing a policeman.
In the video, there are times when May is seen standing exposed to possible sniper fire. At one point, she wanders off for a few moments without a security escort before she is ushered into her Jaguar sedan. Ken Wharfe, formerly a bodyguard to the late Princess Diana, said the video reveals flaws in the procedure used to evacuate May during a dangerous situation.
“There was confusion as to where the car was and who was getting in and no cover of Theresa May by the security guard,” he said. “When someone like that gets in the car, you cover their back.”
He said established procedures were not properly executed and that as a result May was exposed for 10 seconds when police didn’t know if there were more attackers on the grounds of Parliament or outside its perimeter.
“There’s always a risk at this point that there could be a sniper from outside,” he said. There was also some confusion inside Parliament at the start of the attack. At one point, according to Conservative lawmaker Nigel Evans, fellow legislator Michael Ellis ran into the House of Commons and said, “Has anyone seen the prime minister?”
Moments later, the prime minister was located, taken to her car and driven at high speed to her nearby residence at 10 Downing Street.
British officials, meanwhile, have praised the security operation despite the glitches. May told lawmakers Thursday if the attacker intended to get inside Parliament he failed to do so.
“We should be clear that he did not succeed,” she said, adding that police and the Cabinet Office are reviewing procedures.
Mark Rowley, Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism chief, said Friday that authorities have long tried to balance the desire for public access to Parliament against the need for safety. He admitted that changes may now be needed.
“My team will work with Parliamentary authorities to assess whether a different tone or a different balance is necessary,” he said.
by JESSICA A. BOTELHO, NBC 10 NEWS
FILE PHOTO: A high-security inmate at the ACI violently assaulted a correctional officer Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (WJAR)
A high-security inmate at the ACI violently assaulted a correctional officer Wednesday. An official with the Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers told NBC 10 News that Yoneiry Delarosa, who is serving 30 years for first degree robbery, struck an officer in the face as he was trying to apply restraints on the inmate in the shower around 12 noon.
The High Security Officer lost conscious and was transported by rescue to Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Room for medical treatment, authorities noted. It s not the first time Delarosa has caused chaos at the Cranston prison.
In fact, authorities said he has a significant discipline record with over 117 infractions during his incarceration at the ACI and that the incident marks the third time Delarosa assaulted an officer within the last six months.
As a result of his latest infraction, Delarosa was transferred to maximum security.