NC SBI investigating use of force complaint against elementary SRO

An investigation is underway.
An investigation is underway.(MGN)
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 4:15 PM EDT|Updated: May. 12, 2022 at 4:43 PM EDT
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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has been requested to assist in the investigation into an allegation against a school resource officer.

According to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, the SRO was placed on administrative leave after an incident at Fletcher Elementary School on May 9.

A spokesperson for the school district said a physical interaction occurred between the SRO and a student.

An internal investigation was conducted and the Henderson County sheriff requested SBI further investigate the matter.

The district did not release additional details due to the incident being a personnel matter.

The NC State Bureau of Investigation said their case is ongoing.