A ninth-grade Garinger High School student was shocked with a Taser in the school’s bus lot Thursday after becoming confrontational with staff and the school resource officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School officials confirmed Friday.
The incident started as Garinger was dismissing around 2:15 p.m.
It escalated to the point that the school resource officer, employed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, used the Taser, a CMS spokeswoman said.
A school spokeswoman said she wouldn’t have information about the nature of the confrontation.
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She said the age and sex of the student are identifying factors that couldn’t be disclosed.
She also said she couldn’t comment on whether the student had a history of being disciplined.
The student was taken into custody after the event, though it remained unclear whether any criminal charges had been filed, according to school officials.
A Connect-5 message went out to parents of Garinger students on Thursday evening, noting the student “will be disciplined according to the Student Code of Conduct.”
Staff writer Adam Bell contributed.