Friday, March 28, 2008

11 year old girl tasered at school

What is the world coming to when an 11 year old girl is so out of control that she needs to be tasered?

An Orange County deputy used a Taser on an 11-year-old elementary student Thursday morning at Moss Park Elementary after she allegedly tried to push another student into oncoming traffic and punched a school resource officer in the face.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the 11-year-old Thaliamar Jimenez was seen attempting to push a smaller student into oncoming traffic Thursday before class. The incident was reported and Jimenez was confronted by two teachers.

During an attempt by the teachers to speak with Jimenez about the incident, she became agitated and aggressive and began to scare other students in the classroom. Jimenez refused to leave the classroom, according to the sheriff’s office, and made several attempts to spit at the teachers trying to get her to leave the room.

A school resource officer, Deputy Donna Hudepohl, was called to the room to assist in removing Jimenez, but she refused and then punched Hudepohl in her face, causing her nose to bleed. Hudepohl tried to subdue Jimenez, but she continued to fight back and Hudepohl then used her Taser to secure the girl.

Hudepohl was transported to Florida East. She sustained severe bruising to the nasal cavity as a result of the injury. Jimenez was also transported to the same hospital to have the Taser prongs removed, but she had no other injuries.

Jimenez was arrested and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, disrupting a school function as well as resisting with violence.

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