A student at Jeffersontown High School in Kentucky reportedly attacked a police officer on Wednesday and was promptly tasered.
The scuffle broke out when the officer attempted to separate two students who were quarreling over headphones.
The fight escalated to a serious level when one of the officers who was called in as a backup was sucker-punched in the head and tackled into a wall by the original suspect’s brother.
A student resource officer at Jeffersontown High School intervened after two students began tussling over a set of headphones in the cafeteria.
As the officer tried to remove one of the students from the building, in an attempt to stop the fight, the student’s brother and others reportedly attempted to attack him. As a result of the attempted attack, the officer had to call for backup.
According to Jeffersontown Police Chief Kenneth Hatmaker, the brother of the original suspect “sucker-punched” one of the other officers to arrive on the scene in the head and then tackled him into a wall. According to the report, the original suspect’s brother and other students “escalated a fight” with one of the officers who arrived on the scene as backup.
After the officer was hit, another cop kneed one of the students in what Hatmaker called a “knee strike,” which he later said was “appropriate” force.
One of the cops also reportedly had to use a Taser to subdue the student, who was on the ground at the time.
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