A school resource officer in Pinellas Park, Florida was caught on video last week using a stun gun on a middle school student.
The footage shows a commotion outside Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School. An officer is seen interacting with a female student when she suddenly begins screaming. The officer can be heard yelling for her to get on the ground. The student attempts to run away and the officer can be seen marching after her. He appears to be pointing a stun gun.
The student continues to scream while other students watch and react. Moments later, the officer can be seen pointing the stun gun while the student lies on the ground.
According to the officer, the incident occurred after he tried to break up a fight between two teen girls. He ordered the girls to get on the ground, but one student refused to comply.
Pinellas Park officials said the girls may face charges including assault on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence.
The incident remains under investigation.