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Out of Hand' Fight Between Two High Schoolers Prompts Cop to Pull Out Her Stun Gun


“I was shocked..."

Image source: KNXV-TV

No charges were filed against a 17-year-old Arizona high school student who allegedly started a fight and then got zapped by a stun gun carried by a police school resource officer who couldn't deescalate the altercation, KNXV-TV reported.

Most of the incident between the two males was captured on video by multiple cellphones.

The fight started about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain Ridge High School when the 17-year-old grabbed from behind a 16-year-old from who just sat down at an outdoor table, Glendale police said.

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Video showed the alleged attacker pull the student from his seat and then the pair disappeared behind onlookers; seconds later they were on the ground with the 16-year-old above the attacker and throwing punches at him.

Image source: KNXV-TV

According to a school statement, the officer noticed the 17-year-old becoming aggressive toward the 16-year-old before he attacked. After the 16-year-old victim had quickly reversed things, the officer is heard yelling, “Get off him! Get off him!"

But the officer used the stun gun on the 17-year-old whose back was on the ground, albeit while knowing he allegedly was the initial aggressor. Police told KNXV the officer acted appropriately.

After the stun gun zap. (Image source: KNXV-TV)

“I was shocked, but the fight did get out of hand, so I guess it was necessary,” student Ashley Williams told KNXV.

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The 17-year-old wasn't injured after getting hit by the stun gun, KNXV added. The school is investigating.

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