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Officer uses stun gun on middle school student

Posted at 8:14 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 08:14:37-05

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) -- A resource officer at Florida middle school used a stun gun to break up a fight between students.

WFTV-TV reports that the officer used the stun gun, shocking one of the students at Wolf Lake Middle School in Apopka in the upper thigh after he was unable to pull him off another student. The students involved were arrested Monday.

Principal Laura Beusse sent a message to parents about the fight, saying that the officer used the stun gun after students refused to stop fighting despite commands by law enforcement.

Apopka police spokesman Sgt. Edwin Chittenden says the use of a stun gun is a common and accepted practice throughout the state and country.

Apopka police are investigating. The school resource officer remains on active duty at the campus.