Cop Watch

Monday, September 12, 2005

Police Shoot Girl, 12, With Taser At School

CINCINNATI -- An officer shot a 12-year-old schoolgirl with a Taser gun and arrested her after she became disruptive at school, Cincinnati police said.

The incident happened at Burton Elementary School in Avondale Wednesday.

Police said the principal called them when the girl refused to go to class. When officers arrived, they had trouble bringing the girl, who is 5 feet 5 inches tall and 120 pounds, under control. Officers said they warned the girl several times that they would use the Taser on her if she did not calm down.

She was charged for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.