Two Baltimore Schools Police Facing Charges After Video Showing Assault on Teen Goes Viral

Baltimore Schools Police Charged For Teen-Slapping Viral Video
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03/09/2016 AT 06:55 PM EST

Two Baltimore schools police officers were arrested this week on assault and misconduct charges after video footage showing one of them slapping and kicking a teenager went viral.

A statement from the Baltimore Police Department confirms the arrests of Anthony Spence, 44, and Saverna Bias, 53. Both officers turned themselves in on Tuesday.

Spence is additionally charged with child abuse, according to the statement. Both have been released after posting unspecified bail amounts.

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According to investigators, a witness told police they'd heard Bias tell Spence, "You need to smack him because he's got too much mouth."

In the video, Spence can be seen striking and kicking an unidentified teen.

PEOPLE was unable to track down information regarding either suspects' attorney.

The video was shot at the REACH Partnership School using a cellular phone.

Police allege Spence and Bias were called to reports of an intruder in the school, and soon discovered the teen seen in the video was not a student there.

Both officers have been put on paid administrative leave, according to sources.
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