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A Florida's deputy sheriff has been charged with child abuse after surveillance footage that emerged on Wednesday shows him slamming a female student to the ground inside a school in Pompano Beach, in Florida's Broward County.

Footage shows Sheriff's Office deputy Willard Miller grabbing the teenage by the neck and slamming her to the ground, before eventually pushing her away from the room. The girl was earlier filmed kicking the back of the officer's knee, but it is not yet clear if that prompted Miller's reaction.

The video was captured on September 25 as Miller was working as a school resource officer at a school for children with emotional and behavioural problems, Cross Creek School.

Miller has now been charged with child abuse without great bodily harm, and was released on a $5,000 (4510 euro) bond. He could face up to five years in prison if convicted.

Mandatory credit: Broward Sheriff's Office

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