A 16-year-old girl was sent to the hospital Thursday after a Taser dart was left in her skin by a Montgomery County police officer placed at Montgomery Blair High, The Washington Post reported.
The officer, part of the school resource officer (SRO) program that pairs uniformed officers with high schools in Montgomery County, said that he told the girl to go inside after spotting her sitting outside of the school, the newspaper wrote. Police allege that the girl responded by punching the officer, who then used a Taser on her.
The girl had to be hospitalized to remove a Taser dart that was left in her skin, The Post reported.
A spokesperson for Montgomery County Public Schools was vague about whether there is a protocol by the system for how officers deal with students.
"We work with the SROs, but they are directed by the police," Dana Tofig, public information officer for the system, told Patch via email.
Parents were notified of the incident, Tofig said.