HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) — 8News has learned that police used a stun gun on a 14-year-old student Wednesday at Elko Middle School.
Authorities say they were called to the school Wednesday. According to police, the juvenile male was not obeying instructions from administration and was subsequently notified that he was suspended from school.
“Once the juvenile was escorted to the office, he began to scream as staff answered the phone and turn the lights on and off,” police said in a release.
When the teen tried to re-enter the school, an officer attempted to arrest him, but he resisted, according to police.
“The officer deployed his Taser and the juvenile was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and trespassing,” police say.
Henrico County’s Director for Communications and Public Relations released the following statement regarding the incident:
“The school division is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment. We’re certainly aware of the difficult decisions that must be made to ensure the safety of our schools, and we have the utmost confidence in our law enforcement partners.”
We’re working to learn more about the incident. Stay with 8News for more on this developing story.