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Niya Kenny


Niya Kenny, an African-American 18-year-old, was a student at Spring Valley High School in Columbia last October when she witnessed a violent altercation in her classroom. A school resource officer flipped a classmate over in her desk and dragged her across the room. Kenny was crying and shaking as she begged for someone to do something to intervene. She was arrested on disturbing schools charges and taken to a detention center. She later withdrew from Spring Valley High School and entered a GED program. She still faces charges.