KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - Police used a Taser Thursday to subdue a 17-year-old girl who got into a fight with administrators at Shoemaker High School in Killeen, Texas. The student, “posed a serious threat to the safety of the school environment,” the district said in a late afternoon press release.
The girl, who was not immediately identified, was charged with two counts of assault causing bodily injury and one count of terroristic threat, the district said.
She was taken to the Killeen City Jail, the district said.
“The officers on scene acted quickly and heroically before the suspect could harm anyone, while protecting students and staff members,” Killeen Superintendent John Craft said.
A Killeen police officer who, along with a Killeen ISD officer, was trying to subdue the girl after “a physical altercation with campus administration,” the district said.
As the girl continued to fight with the officers, the campus officer warned her that if she didn’t stop the Killeen officer would use a Tasers to subdue her.
“The female continued to fight with the officers and assaulted another staff member,” the district said.
“At that point the officer tased the student to stop the assaultive behavior, to prevent further injury to the staff, the officers and the student,” the district said.
“The incident was contained in an isolated area of the school and the officers remain great examples of the dedication to children and their safety that we witness every day,” Craft said.
Parents were notified about the incident through the district’s call system.