An 8th-grade student.in Virginia was hospitalized after being tased at school by a security officer for the crime of being mischievous.
The incident occurred at Powhatan Junior High School on Friday, and the student, 14, now faces felony charges.
A CBS report quotes the Sheriff’s Department’s claims that the student was “being disruptive” in the school cafeteria, then also in an assistant principal’s office.
The school resource officer claims that the child resisted arrest and then attacked him when the officer tried to cuff the boy. The child then attempted to flee, prompting the school cop to break out a taser and shoot the child with it.
The SRO used his “conductive electrical weapon to subdue the student,” according to Anne Reynolds, the Sheriff’s Department crime analyst.
After being released from hospital, the student was charged with assault on an officer, and two misdemeanors.
“It’s obviously scary to see a child get Tased,” said Chris Parks, a parent whose children go to the same school.
“It was shocking,” he added. Indeed, quite literally.
Since when did students being disruptive in school warrant electrocution at the hands of cops?
Tasers were designed to be used by fully trained police officers as non lethal weapons, a last resort before taking lethal action. Not anymore, apparently. Now they are used willy nilly on disruptive school kids by resource officers.
As InfoWars continues to highlight, incidents such as these in schools are on the rise as the police state further infiltrates centres of education and learning.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.