Florida Deputy Tasers 11-Year-Old Girl

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. --

An Orange County sheriff's deputy on Thursday shocked an 11-year-old girl with a Taser gun at an elementary school after the girl punched her in the face, authorities said.

The altercation happened during announcements at Moss Park Elementary School, located at 9301 N. Shore Golf Club Blvd. in Orlando, Orange County school officials said.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the girl pushed another student into oncoming traffic, and the student who was pushed reported the incident to a teacher. The teacher approached the student, but the 11-year-old ignored the teacher and walked to her homeroom class, according to the sheriff's office.

The homeroom teacher also tried to talk to the 11-year-old girl, who became agitated and began to shove her desk and chair, Orange County sheriff's deputies said. The girl was asked to go to the office but refused and yelled and spit at the teachers, deputies said.

The school resource officer was called to remove the student, who pushed the deputy and punched her in the face, causing her nose to bleed, according to the sheriff's office.

The deputy attempted to secure the student, but she continued to fight, so the deputy shocked her with her Taser gun, the sheriff's office said.

The girl and the deputy, who may have suffered a broken nose, were transported to Florida Hospital East, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The student was arrested and faces charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, disrupting a school function and resisting with violence.

The girl was then transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.

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