TEMPE, Ariz. — Authorities said a Tempe school resource officer
accidentally fired her department-issued Taser during a demonstration, striking
a student in the arm with one probe.
Tempe police said the officer was participating in a show-and-tell Friday afternoon
for an eighth-grade class at Gilliland Middle School near Priest Drive and 10th Street.
They said she pushed a button that tests whether the Taser is working. She then mistakenly pulled the trigger and one of the two
probes hit a 14-year-old girl in the left arm.
Since the other probe went into a wall, police said no electrical current was
delivered and the student wasn’t shocked. But the girl was taken to a hospital where she had the probe removed.
The resource officer won’t be at the school while the
incident is investigated.