Wow. I wish someone had a video of this… on one hand it would be hillarious. On the other hand, I wonder why a police officer had to resort to using a Taser to separate a little boy from a fight with a girl.
I mean, what the heck? When I was a kid a teacher would just step in and end a fight like this. Now you’ve got a heavily armed police officer standing there and you’re telling me that she couldn’t pull an 80 lb. boy off a girl he was hitting?
They didn’t mention any weapons on the boy, so if that is the case, then that officer needs to be fired for her own safety. If she can’t take an 11 year old she would stand no chance against a grown man.
Here’s the story:
Sixth Grader Tasered At Middle School
5:12 pm EST November 29, 2006
JONESBORO — Officials at Jonesboro Middle School say police tasered an 11-year-old student Wednesday as a last resort. The incident immediately prompted an internal police investigation.
Channel 2 was told the incident began after something happened at lunch to spark a verbal argument between two 6th graders. The verbal argument turned physical and a school resource officer with the Jonesboro Police Department says she had to resort to using a taser.
School officials confirm that an 11-year-old, 6th grade male was tasered by a school resource officer. They say the boy was physically assaulting a female 6th grader and refused to listen to verbal commands to stop. As a last resort the officer tasered the boy twice Ã¢â‚¬â€œ once to get the students separated and a second time when the boy tried to attack the girl again.
The male student was taken to juvenile detention Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the female was treated by emergency personnel and released to her parents.