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VIDEO: Dunbar school security guard pushes student down stairs

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A cell phone video posted online reportedly shows a Chicago school staff member pushing a female student down the stairs.

The video, which first surfaced on worldstarhiphop.com, allegedly shows a male security guard at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy pushing a girl down the stairs. The 15-year-old lays on the floor against the wall when students and staff try to help. When the sophomore gets up one more time and lunges at the security guard who is twice her size, witnesses say the security guard punched her in the face.

The video runs 25 seconds, but it doesn't show what prompted the reaction from a male security guard.

The incident was captured at the school a couple of days ago, just after lunch. Some of the students tell FOX 32 News that the girl was getting ready to fight another student, when the guard tried to break it up.

CPS officials say the safety of their students is their top priority, adding, "immediate action was taken to remove this individual from his position while the investigation continues."

One parent at Dunbar says the video is hard to watch. She had a problem with the same security guard a few years ago and she says he should have been fired then.

"I wanted to come up here and that wasn't even my daughter," parent Phyllis Russell says. "I've had words with him and I think they take their job a little too serious."

CPS officials say they have been in touch with Chicago police regarding the incident. The girls' family has hired an attorney and a lawsuit may already be in the works.

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