A court date has been set for one of the students who was charged with disturbing schools at Spring Valley High School in October.
Niya Kenny is set to appear at the Pontiac Magistrate’s Office at 2 p.m. on July 20, according to the magistrate’s office. She previously had a court date set for March, but it was pushed back until after the legislative session. Kenny’s attorney, Todd Rutherford, is a state representative in the Legislature.
Kenny was arrested after she says she told students to film an altercation between a classmate and a school resource officer. Deputy Ben Fields was caught on video yanking a disruptive student from her seat and slinging her across the room. Fields was fired from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department after the incident.