CLEVELAND, Texas – A Cleveland ISD police officer stunned a student after a disturbance on school bus Monday afternoon in Cleveland, police said.
According to the Cleveland Independent School District Police Department, a disturbance was reported on a CISD bus Monday evening. One CISD police officer responded to the scene.
CISD Police Chief Rex Evans said that the officer tried to escort a 14-year-old student involved n the disturbance off the bus.
A struggle ensued and the officer was assaulted several times, which resulted in minor injury, Evans said.
Evans said the police officer subdued the student with an electronic control device, commonly referred to as a stun gun. The student was restrained without further incident.
No injuries were reported in reference to the student, any other student on the bus at the time of the incident or the bus driver, Evans said.
The officer sustained minor injury to the head and face from blunt force trauma, Evans said.
“Initial investigation has yielded the police officer acted as prescribed by law and followed all department policy,” Evans said in a post on Facebook.
He added that the incident remains under investigation at this time.
“I am issuing this post as a courtesy to each and every one of you. Your support of myself and this department is invaluable and greatly appreciated. I am keeping with my word in that I will not hide information and events that occur here in our school district. I still stand firm, all in all, we still have some of the safest schools in East Texas!!”
The student apologized to the officer and face a charge of resisting arrest.