Report: Montgomery Blair High Student Tasered By School Police Officer

A 16-year-old girl was sent to the hospital Thursday after the stun gun left a dart in her skin, The Washington Post reported.

A 16-year-old girl was sent to the hospital Thursday after a Taser dart was left in her skin by a Montgomery County police officer placed at Montgomery Blair High, The Washington Post reported. 

The officer, part of the school resource officer (SRO) program that pairs uniformed officers with high schools in Montgomery County, said that he told the girl to go inside after spotting her sitting outside of the school, the newspaper wrote. Police allege that the girl responded by punching the officer, who then used a Taser on her. 

The girl had to be hospitalized to remove a Taser dart that was left in her skin, The Post reported.

A spokesperson for Montgomery County Public Schools was vague about whether there is a protocol by the system for how officers deal with students. 

"We work with the SROs, but they are directed by the police," Dana Tofig, public information officer for the system, told Patch via email.

Parents were notified of the incident, Tofig said. 

Todd Frazier April 20, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Hopefully it was painful.
Blair_blazer April 20, 2013 at 04:04 PM
No he grabbed her
denise April 20, 2013 at 08:04 PM
be careful what you say. you weren't there and don't know what happened. don't be so quick to judge. this could have been your child...
Elias Vlanton April 21, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Jay, from the high school where I teach, I don't find that so surprising. I am sure there are kids at Blair who, particularly in front of friends, would feel emboldened and justified in hitting a security officer. Also, assuming the officer asked her to move and she refused (which I have seen countless times), how would you expect the officer to respond??
Craig April 21, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Tasers are a real problem. Period. There should only be certain cops who have them and those cops should be strictly trained in their use (they should be the absolute last resort before a gun). Tasers have been linked to deaths in numerous cases (like the guy in Gaithersburg yesterday, who got struck by two). When will this "progressive" county wake up and ban 'em in schools? No guns in schools but "yes" to tasers? Stupid.


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