Middle school student tased by Pinellas Park school resource officer

Last Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:44 AM EST

Pinellas Park police said a student was tased Thursday by a school resource officer after a fight involving two girls.

  • Incident happened at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School
  • Female student tased after not 'physically resisting' officer, ignoring commands
  • Police, school leaders still investigating
  • Spectrum Bay News 9's Trevor Pettiford has more during evening newscasts

The incident happened about 4 p.m. at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School.

Authorities said students were boarding school buses when two female students began fighting.

A school resource officer responded to break up the fight, but one of the girls refused to comply. The girl was "physically resisting" the officer, threatened him and then attempted to run away.

The officer used a taser to detain the student, according to a news release.

The second girl got on her bus and left school.

Paramedics responded to check on the tased student. She was released into the custody of her mother.

Police and school leaders are still investigating the incident.