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Report: Officer uses Taser gun on two 7th grade girls fighting outside Inman MS

Incident occurred on an Atlanta Public Schools’ bus on Friday afternoon.

An Atlanta school resource officer reportedly broke up a fight between two 7th grade girls on a bus outside Inman Middle School by zapping them with a Taser gun.

WSB TV reported the Friday afternoon incident that is being reviewed by Atlanta police officials to determine if department policies were followed.

The girls, ages 12 and 13, were fighting on the bus when the officer, who was described by one of the girl’s mother as standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 240 pounds, boarded the bus and used the Taser in “drive stun mode” to end the fight.

It appeared by the news outlet’s story that the Taser gun was used on one of the girls in the stomach area. An Atlanta Public Schools spokesman told WSB that officers “must use their own best judgment” when ensuring the safety of students.

Check back with Patch for updates on this developing story.

Jeff & Jennifer Del Bagno February 23, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Our son is a 12 year old 7th grade Honor Role Student at Inman Middle School & along with many of his friends, has been the subject of numerous acts of Bullying, Physical Threats & Violence during both the 6th & 7th grades. Inman's repeated consistent & casual indifference over the years to our's, & other parents reports of Bullying, Threats & Assaults eventually led to a violent 4 on 1 Criminal Assault leaving our son with his nose broken in 3 places, a deviated septum, 95% of his sinuses caved in & only 5% breathing capacity...requiring a three hour corrective surgery...Inman's Shocking Response in violation of numerous Georgia Laws & APS Policies: "this really wasn't that bad, just a little bloody nose...your son is too quiet...too reserved...I don't even know who his dorky little friends are...he needs an exit strategy..." - Principal Herrema's shocking response over the years "...I can't guarantee your son's...or anyone's safety while thay are at school" - No Incident Report or Police Report submitted, No Reporting of the Crime to the District Attorney, Destruction of Surveillance Tapes, No Disciplinary Action taken against the 4 Assailants, No Follow Up Plan to insure no further Threats. APS School Board response...Nothing. If your kids have also been Bullied, Threatened or Assaulted at Inman, we would like to hear from you & share our's & other parent's experiences with a view towards making Inman a Safe School. Please contact us at jdelba7821@aol.com or 404 861-0194.
FamilyOfFour February 24, 2013 at 01:37 AM
"this really wasn't that bad, just a little bloody nose...your son is too quiet...too reserved...I don't even know who his dorky little friends are...he needs an exit strategy..." - Principal Herrema's shocking response over the years "...I can't guarantee your son's...or anyone's safety while thay are at school" The boy could have been killed!!!!!
Jeff & Jennifer Del Bagno February 24, 2013 at 03:36 AM
Dear Family of Four - In fact, the Surgeon's report said that our son was "lucky"...a fraction of a centimeter more and it would have been a death blow. His recovery period after surgery was 7 weeks, now to be followed by a six month healing process. Would very much appreciate your passing this along and having anyone you know that has had bullying, threat and assault problems at Inman to please contact us so that we may share what we have learned. Sincerely, Jeff & Jennifer
FamilyOfFour February 24, 2013 at 04:57 PM
They could have murdered your son?!?!?!??!?!?! That is horrific!!! Are those kids gone from the school now? Arrested? How is YOUR son doing? Is he back at school? I cant imagine how horrible that is for your family.
Jeff & Jennifer Del Bagno February 24, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Dear Family of Four, Yes, per the Surgeon's Report, our son did come the proverbial "that close to being killed" at Inman. With Inman Administration & the highest levels of APS yet to take or implement any complete, specific tangible & lasting corrective action, or comply with Georgia Law or APS Policy. NO ONE, from Inman Administration / APS has EVER bothered to directly interview our son relative to the details of the vicious 4-on-1 Criminal Assault, which ocurred on campus in the 4th quarter of 2012 while the kids were left unsupervised; with Inman Administration telling us to "drop it" (recorded) & again, treating all facets of the attack & not directly reponding to us with the same consistent casual indefference; with Principal Herrema telling us that she "cannot guarantee our son's safety at school" (recorded). Thanks for your follow up, please contact us directly at jdelba7821@aol.com -or- give us a call at (404) 861-0194 and we will be happy to share our Inman experiences - the Surgeon's Report, Inman emails, Inman audio recording from when we finally met with Adminisrtation, & Inman "security procedures in action" video - you will find them all to be somewhat beyond infuriating, maddening and alarming - more importantly, what we have learned from the process - stuff any parent would want to know. Our son is healing & we will be pressing charges this week as both Inman & the highest levels of APS have refused to do so. SIncerely, Jeff & Jennifer Del Bagno

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