UPDATE 12/21 — The Martinsville Police Department says they have fired an officer who was involved in an incident involving a video on social media at Martinsville Middle School.

The department says the incident took place on Dec. 16 and the officer involved was a School Resource Officer. Now all the information is being turned over to a special prosecutor. The prosecutor will make the determination if criminal charges are necessary.

The Martinsville Police Department says they are still internally investigating.



MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Martinsville Police Department would like the public to know that they are aware of a video being circulated on social media, involving a Martinsville Middle School student and a Martinsville Police officer.

According to officials, the Martinsville Police Officer was temporarily serving as a School Resource Officer on Friday, Dec. 16.

The Martinsville Police Department says that it is conducting an internal investigation of the officer and will be reviewing all available footage of the incident, including body camera footage.

Officials say more information will be shared once investigations are over, but the officer involved will no longer serve as a School Resource Officer at any Martinsville County Public School.