A school resource officer deployed a Taser on an allegedly combative Alston Middle School student Thursday during school hours, according to WISTV.com.
Citing the incident report, WISTV.com reported the female student allegedly punched the officer in the face and kicked him in the groin after he attempted to restrain her for disorderly conduct.
The TV news reported:
When the student failed to heed his command, the officer said he fired "one cycle" from the stun gun and the 8th grader fell to the floor. The student was taken for medical treatment following the incident. She was charged with disturbing schools and released to her mother.
According to Dorchester County School District Two, the officer is a trained, Summerville Police officer. District spokeswoman Pat Raynor said the incident is a "student situation" and not an officer situation.
"It was not done lightly. Many, many efforts were made (to calm the student)," Raynor said. "(The officer) was trying to calm the student down ... They were afraid the student would harm them ... It became obvious that she was totally out of control and the concern was that she would harm herself or others."
Edited 3:15 Dec. 14 to add information from the district.