A video is making the rounds on social media that shows an altercation between an OPP officer and a young person outside Harriett Todd Public School during the lockdown at Twin Lakes Secondary School on Tuesday in Orillia.
The excerpt shows an officer detaining a youth against a vehicle, then the young person turns around and attempts to leave.
The officer grabs at the individual and then appears to throw a punch.
The youth drops to the ground and several other officers hold him down as he is detained.
On Twitter, OPP Sgt. James Folz issued a video statement saying "While responding to a serious incident in Orillia today, an interaction between an officer and a young person led to an arrest. The OPP is aware of a video being shared on social media depicting a portion of the interaction but cannot comment on the circumstances. The OPP is investigating this incident."
The youth is not a student at the Simcoe County District School Board.
Video appears to show an officer punching a young person after he tries to escape custody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGCBGA6vZeEhttp://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca/news ... sID=109447