Report: Officer uses Taser gun on two 7th grade girls fighting outside Inman MS
Incident occurred on an Atlanta Public Schools’ bus on Friday afternoon.
An Atlanta school resource officer reportedly broke up a fight between two 7th grade girls on a bus outside Inman Middle School by zapping them with a Taser gun.
WSB TV reported the Friday afternoon incident that is being reviewed by Atlanta police officials to determine if department policies were followed.
The girls, ages 12 and 13, were fighting on the bus when the officer, who was described by one of the girl’s mother as standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 240 pounds, boarded the bus and used the Taser in “drive stun mode” to end the fight.
It appeared by the news outlet’s story that the Taser gun was used on one of the girls in the stomach area. An Atlanta Public Schools spokesman told WSB that officers “must use their own best judgment” when ensuring the safety of students.
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