Student Tased During School

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Topeka (WIBW) - A teenager faces a charge of battering a law enforcement officer following an incident that ended with him being tased.

It happened Monday at Capital City School.

Topeka police say a student was being suspended for violating school rules.

The say as a Topeka police officer started to handcuff him, he attacked a school police officer, hitting him several times.

The TPD officer drew his taser, warned the student, then deployed it.

Officials say that tasers are not a weapon of first resort. They use the device only if they cannot get a suspect to comply voluntarily.

The student was checked out at a hospital at his mother's request, and is fine.

The encounter can be reviewed. Officials say tasers used in the schools are equipped with recording devices.